Dennis C. Zylka
Dennis Clem Zylka, 80, resident of Willow Lane Beach Road, Fond du Lac, passed away with his children by his side on February 19, 2021.
He was born on April 4, 1940 in Milwaukee. A son of the late Raymond and Marguerite Zylka.
Dennis was a graduate of Messmer High School in Milwaukee, class of 1958. On May 7, 1960, he married the love of his life, Patricia A. Donohue (Pat). Together they have 5 children: Robin, Gayle, Todd, Kevin, and Vicki.
Dennis started his career in trucking with Gateway Transportation in Milwaukee. This took him to Fond du Lac where he became the Terminal Manager and retired with CCX Trucking.
Dennis and Pat built their dream home on Lake Winnebago where he loved to fish, snowmobile, and watched the sunsets. Dennis also loved sports, most of all Nascar. He was involved with his son’s stock car racing which brought him much joy.
Dennis also loved attending his grandkids’ sports, plays, and school activities.
Dennis was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg.
Survivors include his children, Robin (Dan) Peters, Gayle Konkle (Andy Gardipee), Todd (Linda) Zylka, Kevin (Cindy) Zylka and Vicki (Mike) Karrels; 11 grandchildren, Dalton and Cole Peters, Josh Manis, Ryan (Megan) Manis, and Taylor (Aaron) Johnson, Justin Peterson and Corey Munsch, Shelby (Blake) Roepke, Morgan, Bryce, and Zachary Karrels; 4 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Addison, Beau, Jackson and baby Johnson (on the way).
He is further survived by his two sisters, Raylene Gurjanow and Elaine Redlich; many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, his parents, his brother Kenneth Zylka, nephew, Mark Zylka and brothers-in-law, George Gurjanow and Ken Redlich.
Service: The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 2:00-4:45pm at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 East Division St. A funeral service will be held following visitation at 5pm. Cremation has taken place; burial is later this spring at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the care team at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center and Willowdale Nursing Center for their compassionate care of Dennis.