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Thomas R., “Tommy D.” Dretzka, 53, of Caledonia, died unexpectedly on Jan. 10. Beloved boyfriend of Tanya. Loving father of Erica, Jillian, and Joseph. Grandfather to the yet to be born Baby Jackson. Brother of Ken (Cheryl), Ron (Gayle), Dave (Debbie), Peggy (Dennis) Kubricky. Preceded in death by his parents Paul and Audrey, grandparents Olga Mueller and Mable Jensen, and nephew Danny. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, especially his extended motor cross family. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday January 15th from 3 to 7 p.m., with celebration of life to follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the WI Humane Society appreciated. Heritage Funeral Homes:Johnson-Reiss Klemmer-Scheuerell-Tyborski, 9200 S. 27th St. (414) 761-2750

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.