Donald Edward Zautcke, 82
April 6, 1934 — June 13, 2016
Donald Edward Zautcke, 82, of Big Cedar Lake and most recently of Brookfield, was called home to be with the Lord and loved ones June 13, 2016. Don was born April 6, 1934, to the late Harold and Katherine (nee Robinson) Zautcke in Milwaukee. As a teen he attended Boys Trade and Technical High School. When called upon by his country to serve in the Korean Conflict, Don joined the Air Force and was stationed in Japan and California serving as a communications specialist. After his military service, he took classes in machining at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and was later employed by Allen Bradley (Rockwell International) for 30 years, retiring as a supervisor.
On April 28, 1962, Don married Joy Darlyne Highman and for many years they lived at Cedar Lake Hills enjoying fishing, boating and their many poodles. Don was a member of American Legion Post 449 and St. Luke Lutheran Church in Slinger. Don is survived by his sister, Janet Hucker; half-brothers, Kenneth, Richard, Walter (Karen) and Marvin (Cheryl) Zautcke; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and a very special friend, Susie Keuper. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend with full military honors. Interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Luke Endowment Fund (4860 Arthur Road, Slinger, WI 53086), American Legion Post 449 (3245 N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI 53005) or the charity of your choice are appreciated.
The family sincerely thanks the medical and nursing staff at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee for the loving attention Don received while in their care.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.