Kevin Semanko
1973 - 2020

Kevin D. Semanko

CADOTT -- Kevin D. Semanko, 47, of Cadott passed away peacefully with his family at his side Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, following a 13-month courageous battle with glioblastoma.

Kevin was born Sept. 24, 1973 in Chippewa Falls, to Larry and Billie Semanko. He grew up in the Chippewa Falls area, graduating from the Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1991. After high school, Kevin attended the Chippewa Valley Technical College obtaining and Associate Degree in police science.

On June 1, 1996, he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Catrina. Together they had two children, Faith and Jaret. Kevin was always proud of any and all the children's accomplishments and rarely missed events involving the children. He loved to make people laugh, was giving, kind and a devoted father and husband enjoying nothing more than spending time with Catrina and the kids. He was taken too soon and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Kevin worked for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for over 25 years at several facilities through the state. In September 2019, Kevin was appointed to the position of Warden at Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution.

Kevin is survived by his parents, Larry and Susan Semanko of Eau Claire, and Billie and James McCulloch of Danbury, Wis.; his wife, Catrina Semanko of Cadott; his children, Faith and Jaret Semanko of Cadott; his siblings, Teri(Mitch) Schanus of Prescott, Wis., Annita Wozniak of Oregon, Wis. Leah (Mike) Betz of Caledonia, Minn., Sheila Papiernik of Chippewa Falls, Kelly (Troy) Rognholt of Eau Claire, Mary Semanko of Trinity, Fla. Michael (Ashley) Semanko of Eau Claire, Cindy Semanko of Eau Claire, and Anna Semanko of Eau Claire; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at The View, in Chippewa Falls, for immediate family, and from 2 to 5 p.m. for friends, family and the public.

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Leiser Funeral Home Cadott assisted the family with arrangements.

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Published by The Chippewa Herald on Nov. 10, 2020.
Memorial service
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
The View, in Chippewa Falls
Funeral services provided by:
Leiser Funeral Home
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Jim, Billie and the entire family I want to extend my sympathy to your entire family. My heart aches for all of you. Hold on to all those precious memories. Praying for all of you. Love Terry
Terry Rademaker.
November 14, 2020
My deepest heartfelt sympathy, hugs and prayers to all. Kevin will be greatly missed. Catrina a big hug sent with this message.
Brenda Beaudette
November 14, 2020
Erin Krachey
November 13, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to this wonderful family. Kevin was one of the good guys in this world, devoted, faithful, funny & hard-working. We will always remember him and his great laugh!
Canziani Clan
November 12, 2020
Kevin & our son Dave were the best of friends. He was always very polite and courteous whenever he was at our house. He left this world way too soon. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy goes to Catrina and family.
Randy & Mary Ackley
November 12, 2020
Catrina, My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your wonderful husband. I know the deep pain you're feeling and no words can express your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. (Diane Birch, Retired teacher -- 2012 SCI)
Diane Birch
November 11, 2020
Billie, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. My heart felt sympathy to you.
Kathy Cournoyer
November 10, 2020
Larry, so sorry to hear of the loss of your and your family are in my prayers during this sad time......
Rosalie Fischer
November 10, 2020