Daniel (Dan) Pelishek, age 73 of Kewaunee passed away unexpectedly at his favorite place in Dunbar, WI. He was born in Kewaunee to the late Gordon and June (Poehls) Pelishek.
Dan graduated from Kewaunee High School with the class of 1966. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1969 and served for thirty-two years, retiring as a Command Sgt. Major. In addition, he was third generation owner of Pelishek Construction.
He married Karen Krines on May 28, 1973 at St. Lawrence Church, Stangelville.
Dan’s passion for the outdoors started as young child going to the Pembine Hunting Cabin with his father and grandfather. His pride and joy was spending time at the log cabin that he built himself at Town Corner Lake in Dunbar. He really enjoyed fishing in Canada and most recently whitetail hunting in Saskatchewan, Canada. Dan especially enjoyed the time spent at “Thirsty Thursday’s” with his Canada fishing buddies and all his “up north friends.” Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren boating, hunting, fishing and being their biggest fan at sporting events.
During his working years, along with his dedication to military service, he also supported many local organizations. He spent twenty years as a fireman with the Kewaunee Fire Department. He was chairman of the Kewaunee Chapter of Ducks Unlimited for twenty-five years to promote conservation. As a member of the Kewaunee Hunting and Fishing Club and the Kewaunee Trap Club, he taught young children to hunt safely which carried over to his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; two children: Stacie (Jason) Schneider, Kewaunee; Chad (Sarah) Pelishek, Sheboygan; four grandchildren: Allie and Emmitt Schneider; Sofia and Caleb Pelishek; one sister: Sue (Tim) Vanness, McKinney, TX. Also survived by four sisters-in-law: Joan (Gerald) Ledvina, Stangelville; Rita (Merlin) Pribyl, Denmark; Marilyn (Richard) Lensmire, Stangelville; Betty Allen, Green Bay and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Frank and Anastasia Krines; step mother-in-law: Margaret Krines; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Sandy and Bob Ledvina and brother-in-law: Ralph Allen.
Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. Visitation continues on Friday after 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kewaunee until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Matthew Sprunger officiating. Burial with full Military rites will be in Riverview Cemetery.
The service will be live streamed. Go to immanuellutherankewaunee.org or to immanuel facebook page to watch the service.