THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: August 27, 2014
Daniel Bugarsky, 67, of Hurley, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Medical Center, Iron Mountain, Mi., after battling a long illness. His legacy will always live on in his wife, three children and grandson, and his incredible spirit will be carried on throughout his extended family and friends.
Born July 30, 1947, in Marinette, to Peter and Dorothy (Gradijan) Bugarsky, he graduated from Crivitz High School in 1965. He grew up in Crivitz, where he spent time water and snow skiing, playing basketball, football and running track. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and received a Bronze Star and several commendation medals for his outstanding service.
After his honorable discharge he relocated to Crivitz and married his high school sweetheart, Donelle Ann Witt on Oct. 18, 1969. He owned and operated the Red Owl Grocery Store, Dans Fine Foods, both in Crivitz and for the past 32 years, the Big Powderhorn Cheese and Gift Haus in Bessemer, Mi.
His commitment and involvement to his family, friends and community lead him to be one of the founding members of the Crivitz Ski Cats Waterski Club. He was an inspiration to many, had many friends, enjoyed conversation and was a genuinely kind person. He loved his children and could always be found skiing, boating, building forts, walking in the woods, playing at the beach, fishing and mentoring. A talented artist and amazing cook, his chicken preprikash, stuffed plums, palachinkas, and pigs in a blanket are dishes remembered and enjoyed.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Donelle; two sons, Daniel Peter (Caryn) Bugarsky, Daytona Beach, Fla. and Samuel Sam Donald (Alena) Bugarsky, Plainfield, Ill.; a daughter, Angela Dorothy Bugarsky Crouch, Daytona Beach Fla.; a grandson; an uncle and a sister, Marge (Daniel) Banaszak, Crivitz.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with military honors at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Waupaca. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. at Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King. Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is assisting the family with arrangements.