Wayne Skrzypchak (1936-2018)
On Tuesday May 22, 2018 Wayne Skrzypchak, age 81 and a resident of Pleasant Prairie, passed away peacefully at his residence after a long courageous battle.
Wayne was born in Wausau on November 12, 1936 to the late Edwin and Erma (Sonnentag) Skrzypchak. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army. In 1955, he returned to Wausau and married his childhood sweetheart Elaine Kraimer. They lived in Tacoma, WA. until his tour of duty ended. As a young man, he was employed by Milk Producers. Wayne retired after many years with Outboard Marine Corporation and enjoyed consulting for Bombardier Recreational Products for several years after that.
Wayne enjoyed fishing, boating, and camping with his grandkids. He was a talented woodworker and handyman and was an avid Packer fan. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Wayne is survived by his wife Elaine of 62 years; four sons, David (Patricia) Skrzypchak of Adrian, MI, Dennis (Amy) Skrypchak of New Berlin, Mark (Cynthia) Skrzypchak of Pleasant Prairie and Tom (Tori) Skrzypchak of Plymouth; eight
Grandchildren, Amy (Mitch) Graf, Daniel (Kelly) Skrzypchak, Joe (Samantha) Skrzypchak, Laura Skrypchak, Julie Skrypchak, Frank Wruk, Joshua Skrzypchak and Jennifer (Joe) Fazzari; five great grandchildren, Ben and Matthew Skrzypchak, Frances Graf and Kylie and Kaden Fazzari; his sister Norma (Skrzypchak) Lang of Cedarburg and his brother Gary (Becky) Skrzypchak of Wausau.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 11:30AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kenosha. (7307 – 40th Avenue). Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass. Entombment with military honors will take place at All Saints Catholic Cemetery (3300 Springbrook Road, Pleasant Prairie, WI). In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
A special thanks to Wayne’s caregiver Alicia for her compassion and outstanding care.