Dennis Dalsky, 73, of Wausau, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Saturday, December 3, surrounded by his family at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dennis was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on June 21, 1949, to Ann and Phillip Dalsky. He was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Dennis was a graduate of Newman Catholic High School, Wausau and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.
Dennis married the love of his life, Dianne on May 7, 1983. One of the happiest days of his life was May 8, 1990, when Dennis and Dianne adopted their son, Matt. On May 7, 2022, Matt married Kate who became Dennis’ daughter the day he met her. Dennis was a devoted husband and father who brought joy to his family every day.
He was a loving father who was closely involved in activities with Matt. Dennis volunteered for and served as a Scout Leader for Boy Scout Troop 456. He enjoyed going to Scout Camp many summers with Matt. Dennis thoroughly enjoyed and never missed any school, church or athletic event of Matt’s.
Dennis worked in the Education Departments of Wausau Hospital, Wausau and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield and at both WSAW and WAOW television stations. He particularly enjoyed working at the local television stations to cover stories near and dear to his hometown of Wausau.
Dennis was an avid reader and enjoyed learning something new every day. He enjoyed photography, traveling, gardening and cooking and had a passion for genealogy. He loved visiting Door County with his family, especially the view from Sven’s Bluff in Peninsula State Park. Dennis was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and formerly served on the Education Committee and Parish Council. Dennis was a faithful man who put his faith in action on a daily basis. Dennis always thought of others first and was a true ambassador of goodwill, sharing as much joy as he could with his amazing sense of humor and smiles. He was a true inspiration to all who knew him and he will live forever in our hearts.
Survivors include his wife Dianne, son and daughter-in-law Matt and Kate Dalsky, sister Judy Dalsky, father-in-law Ted Henderson, sister and brother-in-law Roxanne and Brian Wenzel, nieces Jessica and Kimberly Wenzel (fiancé Erik Larson), and his beloved grand puppy Mylo.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Ann and Phillip Dalsky and mother-in-law, Mary Alice Henderson.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 615 Stark St. Wausau. The Rev. Tom Lindner will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
You may leave messages and condolences for his family at brainardfuneral.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the International Myeloma Foundation or St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wausau, Wisconsin.