THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Walter J. Dzurick
Issue Date: December 20, 2018
Walter John Dzurick, 87, a lifetime resident of Porterfield, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.
Born March 11, 1931, to Hilda (Walters) and John Dzurick, he served in the United States Navy and in the Korean War aboard the U.S.S. Oriskany from 1950-1954. He married Serena (Reininger) in 1957 and lived in the Milwaukee area for over 10 years until returning with his family to Porterfield where they owned Porterfield Tavern and worked together for 17 years from 1969-1986.
An original member of Grover Porterfield Volunteer Fire Department, he served on the department for 20 years was a member of the local Sportsmans' Clubs and Loomis Historical Society where he served as President at times. He retired in 1996 but continued to serve as a Town employee until 2017. He was a member of Saint Joseph and Edward Church in Walsh.
An avid Packer and Brewers fan, he enjoyed vegetable gardening and always had enough to share. He also enjoyed making fruit wines and traveled to get-togethers near and far with his cooler stocked.
His many nieces and nephews called him "Uncle Erk" or "Uncle Wally" and he had many special friends and memories in Porterfield.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Serena; two daughters, Cheryl Lange of Peshtigo and Mary Dzurick of Marinette; four grandchildren and two sisters, Gladys Ebertowski and Alice Berezinski of Milwaukee.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and George and a sister, Grace Joers.
Visitation was held at SS. Joseph and Edward Parish in Walsh on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Rev. Jess Berdol officiated with burial in Forest Home Cemetery. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette assisted the family with arrangements. A memorial fund was established and may be directed towards the family.