Dennis L. Ouradnik, 74, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022. He was born April 14, 1948, in Kewaunee to the late Leo and Ruth (Freix) Ouradnik. Dennis attended St. Philip the Apostle Grade School and was a 1966 graduate of Premontre High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1973. After completing a tour in Vietnam, Dennis was stationed at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base. On June 10, 1972, he married Carol Beyer at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marinette. He and Carol were blessed with three daughters who he absolutely adored. Four beloved grandchildren followed. His greatest pleasure in life was doing things with his family.
Dennis worked for over 35 years for Prange’s/Younkers Warehouse, retiring from there in 2003. He began working as a security guard at the Green Bay Social Security Office, finally retiring in 2014. Never one to sit idle, he volunteered in numerous capacities for St. Mary of the Angels Parish and as an usher at the Weidner Center.
As his military service was an important aspect of his life, he dedicated his retirement to being involved in various groups supporting veterans, including Disabled Veterans of America as a driver and the Vietnam Veterans of America-Chapter 224 as a member of both their board and Military Honor Guard. Dennis was always willing to lend a hand to those in need.
Dennis enjoyed fishing and spending time at his cabin “Up North” and at Bass Lake near Eagle River, watching Indy car races, attending St. Norbert Hockey games, supporting Wisconsin sports teams, collecting and building model train layouts, gardening, and listening to country music, especially Johnny Cash.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol Ouradnik; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Amy and Rick Van De Hey, Debbie and Trey Garner, and Diane Ouradnik; four grandchildren, Maddy (fiancé Spencer Blohm), William Van De Hey, Noah Garner, and Lauren Garner; two sisters, a brother and their spouses, Kathy and Greg Bray, Becky Ouradnik and Rob and Jewel Ouradnik; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Phyllis Barouski, Ed and Julie Beyer, Ellen and Duane Hartman; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Mary Beyer; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Roxanne Ouradnik; two brothers-in-law, Harold Techmeier and John Barouski; and two nieces, Amber Harrill and Emily Ouradnik.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 13th at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 650 S. Irwin Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church with Fr. Finian Zaucha OFM officiating and Deacon Paul Umentum assisting. Full Military Honors provided by the VVA #224 will conclude the services. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be left at www.prokowall.com.