Donald Stelmaszewski

Obituary of Donald Martin Stelmaszewski

DONALD M. STELMASZEWSKI age 91 of Jefferson passed away Friday July 10, 2020 at the Rainbow Hospice Respite Center in Johnson Creek, WI.  He was born on March 14, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI.  The son of the late Anthony and Florence (Landsee) Stelmaszewski.  He married Marilyn Mercer on September 22, 1951 at Lowell, WI. Marilyn preceded him in death on August 6, 2012.  He had been employed by Schweiger Industries for most of his life.  Donald was an inspiration for Kindness, sharing his Wisdom and Wittiness and always Helping family and friends. He devoted much of his life and energy as a handyman and gardener to family and neighbors.  Don always wanted to make sure everyone had what they needed, whether it was a lawn mower or fresh veggies from his way too large of garden, he always had extra to share.  He loved spending time in his garage fixing things others couldn’t and he felt challenged to see if he could make something out of things others didn’t deem worthy of the time and effort.  Small engine repair and gardening brought him great joy.  He loved his family and there wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t think of or talk to family members close and extended.  He enjoyed visiting and keeping in touch, he even kept up on Facebook.  He will be deeply missed by his family; son Dave Stelmaszewski and Ember of Oregon, WI, daughters; Joan Key of Johnson Creek, Jean Johnson of Jefferson, Janet (Dave) Schroedl of Fort Atkinson, June (Bill) Sullivan of Fort Atkinson.  13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  Siblings; Robert (Sandy) Stelmaszewski of Milwaukee, Laverne Seebruck of Wind Lake, Esther (Bill) Boals of Tucson, AZ, Kathy Filipiak of Rio Rancho, NM, Gloria Bonilla of Chandler, AZ, Nancy (Bill) Gerten of Cumming, GA.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Marilyn, and son-in-law Doug Key, brothers Gerald, Anton, and John Stelmaszewski.

Private family graveside services will be held at the Lowell Cemetery in Lowell, WI.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given in Don’s name and directed to Jefferson Rainbow Hospice.


Schneider-Michaelis funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements,

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