JOHN M. SIWULA
John M. Siwula was born to eternal life on November 19, 2021, at the age of 63. John was son of the late John and Audrey Siwula. He is survived by his wife, Maureen (nee Gates); and his three sons, Patrick (Chelsey), Thomas (Ellen), and James. He is also survived by his three sisters, Cindy, Sue, and Mary; and dozens of nieces and nephews. John met his best friend, Maureen, at Bradley University and together they built a loving family and more than 40 years of unforgettable memories. John was at his happiest when listening to classic rock, tinkering with an engine, or enjoying the captain's chair on his boat in Pine Lake, Wisconsin. Most of all, John loved spending time with his family. John was an accomplished geotechnical engineer, licensed in 17 states. He graduated as valedictorian in his master's degree program at Northwestern University. His work has shaped projects including the Marquette Interchange and Hurricane Katrina levy response, among others. John's heart for service led him to a rewarding volunteer role designing and building infrastructure near Joyabaj, Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders. John will be honored on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Engineers Without Borders - MSOE Chapter: https://www.ewb-msoe.org/.


Published by Daily Herald on Nov. 24, 2021.
To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
27
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Holy Apostles Catholic Church
16000 West National Avenue, New Berlin,, WI
Nov
27
Service
11:00a.m.
Holy Apostles Catholic Church
16000 West National Avenue, New Berlin,, WI
MAKE A DONATION
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Sponsored by Daily Herald.
Add a Message


Not sure what to say?



19 Entries
Maureen and family... our deepest sympathy for your loss. May God give you the strength during this sorrowful time.
Jim and Eileen Siwula
Family
December 1, 2021
Maureen, So sorry to hear of John´s passing. What a great picture of him. Frank Louis
Frank Louis
Friend
November 29, 2021
Dear Siwula Family, So sorry for your Loss. John was a kind friend, old neighbor and classmate. Our prayers and thought are with you. Mary Serdar Regenauer
November 28, 2021
The Sandra Anderson Family
November 27, 2021
An Excellent Engineer and an even better person. It was an honor and privilege to work with John on the SE Wisconsin Freeway program. I also loved working with John in Guatemala where he used his skills to help others.
Mike Paddock
Friend
November 27, 2021
The staff of EWB-Guatemala greatly appreciate all the support John gave to communities in Joyabaj and extend our condolences to John's family. The EWB community will miss him.
Steve Crowe
November 26, 2021
Maureen, our deepest sympathies to you and all in the Siwula family. John was a great person and a good neighbor. We will miss him.
Rich and Sharon Rossebo
November 25, 2021
The Minneapolis GZA Office
November 24, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I have many great memories playing hockey on the ice rink across the street and all other sports in the old neighborhood.
Frank Serdar
November 24, 2021
I met John about a year ago through work. He was great to work with...kind, respectful, and an expert in his field. Last month, he traveled to Minneapolis to meet me and my team in person. After a year of online meetings, it was great meeting him in person and getting to know him better. My wife and I both spent time with him, and afterward, talked about how kind he was. We're both very sad to hear of his passing and offer our sincere condolences to his loved ones.
Josh Budish
Work
November 23, 2021
I'm sorry to hear about John's passing. I worked with John while he was at HNTB. We worked together on the 94 North/South project together at the project office in Waukesha. He was a truly outstanding geotechnical engineer. I didn't realize John had a love for boats. His picture on the website looks like he is driving a wooden boat. My family had a Chris Craft that we tinkered with all the time. Mor time tinkering than riding in the boat! Oh well, that's the story of every wooden boat owner. My condolences to all of your loss of John. John was a great person - he cared for everyone and treated all with respect. He made an impact on me on how he treated others.
Brian Swenson
Work
November 23, 2021
In my short time working with John these past years I learned what an incredible man he was. He was generous with his time and talents, an accomplished engineer, and a joy to work with. It was a true honor to call him my friend and colleague. My deepest condolences to his family.
Sean Leary
Work
November 22, 2021
I very much enjoyed working with John at GZA, and am deeply saddened to learn that he is no longer with us.
Tom Billups
Work
November 22, 2021
I had the honor of sitting next to John for several years. He was a good friend and outstanding engineer. His calm personality and humor would always help the team through challenges. John had great personal integrity and valued each person he worked with. I will miss him and offer my thoughts and prayers for his family.
Paul Boersma
November 22, 2021
Maureen, I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I hope the memory of John's love will surround you now and bring you some peace during this very difficult time. Keeping you and the boys in my thoughts and prayers.
Jane Hoida-Blake
Friend
November 22, 2021
I had the opportunity to work with John several times. He was always a pleasure to work with him. He will be surely missed. I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless him.
Theresa DuBois
November 22, 2021
My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, and brother. John was a kind, humble, and caring soul to all he met, and will be deeply missed.
Cindy Boyd
Work
November 22, 2021
I had the honor and privilege to work with John on a few project. He was a professional that was compassionate about the work and the people he worked with. Even with the short time I was able to interact with him I could tell that he was an outstanding person. He will be missed and our thoughts and prayers go to all of his family and loved ones whose lives he touched.
Christopher Melby
Work
November 22, 2021
John was a real gentleman and a respected engineer. All of us here at GZA will miss him at our company functions, but we will always remember the smile that he put on our faces every time we spoke with him.
Bob Palermo
Work
November 22, 2021
Showing 1 - 19 of 19 results