Donald J. Ledrowski, 88, of Eagle, WI passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Don was born on December 19, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Stanley and Clara (Fischer) Ledvorowski. He grew up on the south side of Milwaukee and after graduating from Dom Bosco High School, he faithfully served his country in the United States Army as a member of Company C in the Eighty-Second Reconnaissance Battalion, Second Armored Division stationed in Baumholder, Germany. After an honorable discharge, Don returned to Milwaukee and attended Spencerian Business College of Milwaukee graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business. On July 18, 1959, Don married Elaine Satre at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milwaukee. God blessed Don and Elaine’s union with three loving children, David, Anne and Alan. Don had a gift with numbers and excelled in the accounting field. He worked as a Controller for Bagley Produce for the majority of his career, retiring in 1994. He was also in charge of the finances and numbers for a few different entities during his life. Don sat on the St. Theresa Parish Council and served as a Trustee in addition to serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Don was a board member and the financial officer for the Eagle Historical Society for many years. He greatly enjoyed serving his community and preserving the local history of Eagle, and was proud of the work he and his wife did with the historical society. Don and Elaine managed the Eagle Community Food Pantry for many years and were also involved with Meals on Wheels for a number of years and he enjoyed serving others in that way as well. Above Don’s work and service to his community was his love and dedication to his family. He was a devoted husband to Elaine, and put his children and grandchildren first in every situation. Whether it was coaching a soccer team, attending a track meet or concert, or even dressing in costume for an event, he loved and supported his wife and family in all of their pursuits and was willing to try pretty much anything for them. Don had many interests throughout his life and some highlights include: singing, touring and recording with his family and friends in a Gospel music group called Pilgrim People, working in the district offices at Kettle Moraine High School after his retirement from Bagley Produce, participating in the Honor Flight in 2016, and playing Sheepshead once a month with a group of his grade school friends for over 60 years. For leisure, he enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading, working in his yard and he was an avid bowler in his younger years. Don and Elaine loved traveling in their retirement in addition to an occasional trip to “Visit the Governor” aka stop at a Casino for a small donation. Don was well known in the family for getting creative with his meatloaf recipes and was always happy to share a drink and a smile with friends and family. Donald J. Ledrowski was a good and kind man. He lived his faith by serving others, loving and supporting his family, and he will be greatly missed and forever remembered by those he leaves behind.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 61 years, Elaine Ledrowski of Eagle, WI; his three children, David (Julie) Ledrowski of Raleigh, NC, Anne (Mark) Jung of Eagle, WI, and Alan (Scarlet) Ledrowski of Sun Prairie, WI; his dear grandchildren, Jessica, Naomi, Daniel, Reid, and Cole; and his canine companion, Stanley. Don is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorials in Donald’s honor may be made to the Eagle Historical Society or to St. Theresa Parish’s Together We Build fund.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Greenwald Cancer Center and especially Dr. Raza for the loving care they provided Don.
Due to the public health crisis, there will be no visitation. A private service for Don will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:00 am for the immediate family.
Friends and Family are invited to join us on at 1:00PM on June 13th for a Celebration of Don’s life at the Eagle Village Park where we can honor Don with music, food and a celebration of the amazing life he lived.
Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Eagle & Palmyra, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence please visit gibsonfuneral.com