Leonard “Lenny” E. Sokolowski, 88, passed away on Saturday at his residence. Lenny was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on January 24, 1929, and raised by his grandparents Peter and Josephine (Nee: Sczupackiewicz) Sokolowski.
During the Korean War, Lenny proudly served in the United States Army. On June 2, 1956 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Delores “Lorrie” Kesselmen who preceded him in death on June 26, 2006. He was employed by Mamco for thirty-three years, retiring on August 1, 1994. Lenny was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Friends of Seniors, and Disabled Veteran’s Chapter #9. An avid fisherman, he also enjoyed bowling, gardening, classic cars and spending time with the “Out to Lunch Bunch.”
He will be dearly missed by his daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie (Ovidio) Escobar of Union Grove, Kathy (Richard) Hintz of Racine; his four grandchildren, Jason, Travis, Joshua, and Amber; his three great-grandchildren, Romello, Trey, and Carmen; sister-in-law, Karla Christensen of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his grandparents and wife he was preceded in death by his mother, Hedwig “Hattie” Emerson; sisters, Lillian (Bernard) Sokolowski and LaVerne (Nick) Sokolowski; sister-in-law, Charlene (Jerry) Gill, Sandi (John) Vassh and brother-in-law, Jack Christensen.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Steve Varghese officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials to Disabled Veteran’s Chapter 9 have been suggested.