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Edward Martin "Ed" Walkowiak Jr.

Died: April 25, 2020

Walkowiak, Edward Martin Jr., affectionately known as Chip, age 73, Returned to his heavenly Father on Saturday, April 25, 2020

Beloved husband and soulmate of Laurel (Danes) for 42 years. Loving father of Andrew (Jenny) and Catherine (Matthew) Prohaska. Adoring Dziadzia of Audrey, Amelia, Abigail, Alice, Claire, an…read more

Walkowiak, Edward Martin Jr., affectionately known as Chip, age 73, Returned to his heavenly Father on Saturday, April 25, 2020

Beloved husband and soulmate of Laurel (Danes) for 42 years. Loving father of Andrew (Jenny) and Catherine (Matthew) Prohaska. Adoring Dziadzia of Audrey, Amelia, Abigail, Alice, Claire, and Benjamin. Brother of William (Susan) and John (Mary), brother-in-law of Frank (Patricia) Danes, Kenneth (Sandy) Danes, Carl (Laurie) Danes, and Lorinda Percifield. Like a brother and childhood friend to Thomas Bykowski and dear friend of Dennis Kuhnke.

Preceded in death by his parents Edward and Bernice Walkowiak, in-laws Eldred and Margaret Danes and brother-in-law John (Kathi) Danes. Further loved by many other relatives and friends.

A man possessing a deep Catholic faith, Ed and Laurel were active members of Mary Queen of Heaven parish until three years ago when they moved to Woodland Hills Condominiums where they became members of St. Anthony on the Lake.

Always with a smile, Ed had a great zest for life. He never missed an opportunity to tell a joke even if you had heard it before, which you most likely did. An avid runner in his younger years he ran in numerous races and completed the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon in 3:24:20. Ed could often be found outdoors where he enjoyed sailing, boating, and took great pride in his yard, winning the West Allis Beautification award.   With a camera in hand, Ed loved seeing the world with his wife and travel companions. He especially enjoyed his yearly time spent in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Above all else, the most important thing to Ed was the valued time and togetherness with his friends and family.

The family would like to thank Cheryl and ICU staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care and kindness.

Never to be forgotten, he will forever live in our hearts and memories. True to his giving character, Ed was an organ donor. A special thanks to Versiti, especially Michelle, who supported us and stood by his side as he gave his final gift; he will live on in others.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Versiti

https://www.versiti.org/ways-to-give/supporting-versiti/financial-giving#donate-now

Or Santisimo Sacramentu in Peru, sister Parish of St. Anthony on the Lake   https://stanthonycc.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/SantisimoSacramentu–SisterParishinPeru/donate

 

For I am ready to be offered and the time for my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2Timothy chapter 4 Vs 6-7

 

Memorial Services to be held at a later date.

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In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Versiti

https://www.versiti.org/ways-to-give/supporting-versiti/financial-giving#donate-now

Or Santisimo Sacramentu in Peru, sister Parish of St. Anthony on the Lake   https://stanthonycc.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/SantisimoSacramentu–SisterParishinPeru/donate

 

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