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Dale Francis Kuschewski

October 10, 1935 — January 3, 2024

Dale Kuschewski, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on January 3, 2024, after complications from surgery. He was 88 years old.
Dale was born on October 10, 1935, in Cudahy, Wisconsin to Alois and Avanel Kuschewski. He grew up alongside his brothers and sisters in a “Greendale Original” family home. During summers, he spent time working on his grandparents’ farm in the town of Rudolph. In 1953, he graduated from Greendale High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he played on the football team. He also worked at the Everet Hat Company and served in the U.S. Navy National Guard from 1954-1955. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Europe. He served for three years and achieved the rank of platoon sergeant. For his service, he received a Letter of Commendation. In 1960, he received an Honorable Discharge. Following his military service, he worked at the U.S. Postal Service, Allen-Bradley, and several other jobs to provide for his family. During this time, he also attended Marquette University night school to further his education. In 1973, he began his long career at Industrial Towel and Uniform (ITU). He started as a route driver, was promoted to route manager, and was promoted again to stock room manager. He was the first recipient of the George H. Lee Award at ITU. In 1997, he retired after 34 years with the company.
Beyond his many professional achievements, Dale was a man of faith and family. He met the love of his life, Linda, on April 26, 1958. On this spring Saturday, Dale attended the wedding of his good friend, Bob Young. Linda (née Miller) happened to be the maid of honor for her sister, Hallie, at the very same wedding. They met and soon fell in love. Dale and Linda were married on October 17, 1959. They welcomed five children in their small, “Greendale Original'' home— the same home in which Dale grew up. Dale and Linda later purchased a plot of land from their good friends, the Tschanzs. The seven Kuschewskis moved into their newly built, 51st Street, Franklin home in 1972 and spent many happy years there. Around the same time, Dale and his brother-in-law, Bob, built a log cabin in the town of Conover, deep in the Wisconsin Northwoods. The Kuschewskis and the Youngs enjoyed their lakefront property for over a decade. Here, Dale enjoyed his great passion for fishing. With the patience of a saint, he spent hours fishing with his children on beautiful Lake Buckatabon.
As Dale and Linda’s children grew, so did their family. In the years that followed, Dale welcomed grandchildren and later, great-grandchildren. Dale and Linda eventually sold their beloved Franklin home and relocated to Waterford in 2015. Spending time with loved ones was of utmost importance to Dale. He left his family with many precious memories that will comfort them in the days to come. He was, is, and will be forever loved.
Dale is survived by his loving wife, Linda. They recently celebrated 64 years of marriage.
He is also survived by his siblings, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They are as follows:
-Brother, Lonnie Kuschewski and his wife, Karen.
-Sister, Patricia Burnham and her husband, Jim.
-Daughter, Kathleen Sturomski and husband, Ron; their son, Ben Sturomski, his wife, Emily, and their children, Nora and Henry; their daughter, Sara Gygi and her wife, Katrina.
-Daughter, Susan Fischer.

-Daughter, Mary Agostini, and her boyfriend, Gary Gabrish; Mary’s daughters: Alissa Agostini, Kayla Agostini, and Lindsey Voight; Lindsey’s husband, Ryan, and their son, Brayden.
-Daughter, Christine Kuschewski; her son, Brent Kuschewski and his wife, Amanda Duddles.
-Son, James Kuschewski, and his wife, Stevie; their son, Thomas Eichmann; their daughter, Tylar Breitenfeldt, her husband Matt, and their son, Fowler.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Avanel Kuschewski; his mother-in-law, Elsie Miller; his brothers, Wayne and Arleigh Kuschewski; his sisters, Karen Kuney and Celeste Teschner; and his infant sons, Dale and John.
A funeral mass will be held to celebrate Dale’s life on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at St. Thomas Aquinas, 305 First Street, Waterford, WI. Visitation will take place from 9:00-10:45 AM. Mass will be held at 11:00 AM.
A private, graveside service for family will be held at a later date at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, WI.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dale’s honor are appreciated to:
Tunnel to Towers Foundation 2361 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10306 (  www.t2t.org  )
Please use the following email when entering memorial in Dale's honor  dnlkusch@gmail.com  
Don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart.
 
The vistiation & Mass of Chritian Burial will still take place Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Faith Community.  
 
Live Stream Link Below:

http://tinyurl.com/STALiveStream307


Mealy-Stencel Funeral Home
225 W. Main St. Waterford, WI 53185
(262) 534-2233
www.mealyfuneralhome.com
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