Ferdinand A. Wesolowski, K9OGZ, 90 of Waukesha, WI, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at AngelsGrace Hospice Inpatient Center of Oconomowoc.
Ferdinand was born on January 11, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of John and Alice (Piskula) Wesolowski. He attended school in Milwaukee and when his father died in 1940, Ferdinand returned to the family farm a few years later. He served his country in the Army National Guard for 9 years. On June 18, 1955 he married Phyllis Marino at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Madison. The couple had 4 children and would have celebrated 65 years of marriage in June. Ferdinand spend most of his working years as a truck driver, hauling chemicals and fuels. He retired in 1990. Ferdinand loved to drive and in retirement, would log 20,000 miles per year. He had a passion for flowers and even served as secretary of the Milwaukee Rose Society. Fishing was a hobby. He ice fished, with a casting rod and fly fished. Ferdinand had the patience and skill to tie his own flies and experienced the fruits of his labors. He had a deep interest in amateur radio and was an active member of the Amateur Radio Relay League. He was licensed for over 60 years. Ferdinand’s faith was of utmost importance and he served in many areas including Holy Name Society and at St. Vincent de Paul. He will be missed dearly.
He is survived by: his wife Phyllis of Waukesha; children Joseph (Deb) of Cookeville, TN, Mary Eastlick of Jefferson, Gregory (Lynn) of Pewaukee, and Kathleen (Dino) Daniele of Richfield; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and his sister Joan Borucki of Greendale. Ferdinand is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, March 6, 2020 at St. Paul Catholic Church of Genesee Depot with Fr. Dan Volkert presiding. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery of Milwaukee following the service.
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