Denis Sawicki

October 2, 1941
August 10, 2021

Denis F. Sawicki, 79, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.  He was born on October 2, 1941, in Chicago to the late Frank and Frances (Zima) Sawicki.  Denis served his country in the United States Air Force serving in the crash and rescue division from 1960 until his honorable discharge in 1964.  On October 6, 1992, he married Jo Ann Danen in Green Bay.  He worked for many years as an electrician until his retirement.  Denis enjoyed woodworking, golf and fishing.  He was known for his jokes and witty sense of humor.  Denis loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.   

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; children, Kathryn (Tom) Conard, Scott (Penn) Sawicki and Joel (Jody) Sawicki; grandchildren, Jullia, Corissa, Devon, Samantha, Alexandra and Olivia; great grandchildren, Axle, Franceska, Anna, Macy and Amari; siblings, Elaine Schraufnagel, Pat (Cletus) Greatens and Ron (Joan) Sawicki; brother-in-law, Chris (Joan) Danen; sisters-in-law, Sandra (John) Smits and Vicki Danen; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A private memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.  A public celebration of life will be announced at a future date.  Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses in the cardiology department at Bellin Hospital for their care and compassion.