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Joseph Peterchak

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Joseph Peterchak Obituary
RACINE, WI Joseph "Joe" Peterchak, 77, passed away at his residence on Monday, December 25, 2017, with his loving family at his side. He was born in Racine on February 14, 1940 the son of the late Joseph A. and Alma (nee: Kriesel) Peterchak. On October 17, 1959, in Trinity Lutheran Church here in Racine, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, the former Sonja Jean Jensen. Joe had been employed by S.C. Johnson & Son for over 30 years and later was a loyal and valued employee of the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. He was a member of the S.C. Johnson 20 Year Club, the J.M.B.A., and served on its' board of directors. Joe played all kinds of sports, especially baseball and bowling. He served his country with the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife Sonja; their children and their families, Joseph (Jeanne Picerne) Peterchak, Joelle, and Chelsea, Renee (Jeff) Brnak, Jered, Calie (Matt), Kelly, Ashley (Jeff), and Claire (Colin), Lauri (Peter Tjaden) Gatto; Daniel, Annette (Steve), Peter Jr.(Teresa), Meghan (Brian), Erin (Paul) and Brett; and Lisa (Dean) Hutson; Britany, Zachary, Paul, and Tiffany; his many loving great grandchildren; brother, James (Carol) Peterchak; in-laws, Jim Weber, Dale (Karen) Weber, Simone (Ron) Lembcke, Judy (Ken) Damaschke Sr., nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his son-in-law Peter Gatto, mother-in-law, Annes Weber, and uncle, Louis Peterchak. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Saturday, January 6th, at 5:00 p.m., with Rev. Daniel Feldscher officiating. Relatives and friends can meet with the family from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial, with full military honors, will take place at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorials to the Medical College of Wisconsin for cancer research. Medical College of Wisconsin Attn: Office of Development 8701 Watertown Plank Rd. P.O. Box 26509 Milwaukee, WI 53226 Phone # 414-955-4700. Or please go to this link and select cancer research. https://mcwsupport.mcw.edu/makeagift. A special thanks to Dr. Michael Mullane and his staff for the loving care shown to Joe during his illness.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 31, 2017
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