Dwaine Robert Zlabek age 82, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully Monday, November 11, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Cameron, WI.
Dwaine was born on August 29, 1937 in Steuben, WI to John and Elizabeth (Kavon) Zlabek. As were many births at the time Dwaine was born on the kitchen table during the middle of haying season. Dwaine graduated from the Prairie du Chien High School in 1955 and entered the Army National Guard and served for 4 years. Dwaine and his brother Richard both worked in the pea canning factories in southern Wisconsin for several summers during the college years. Dwaine graduated from UW Madison with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science in 1960. Dwaine married Marna Harrelson on October 28, 1961 in Prairie du Chien. Dwaine was a dairy farmer all of his life in Steuben, WI which he and his brother took over from his parents.
Dwaine was a very humble man with a warm sense of humor. He dreamed of fly fishing, was in a family band where he played the guitar, he was a 4H leader, a handyman, he traveled out west with Marna, loved being with his family and also selecting and showing beef cattle all over the state with Rhona .
While living in Cameron Dwaine had excellent in home caregivers; Caitlin Survila, Carolyn Rodewald and Nadia Sandoval to whom the family will be forever grateful.
He is survived by his wife, Marna Zlabek of Prairie du Chien, WI; his daughter and son-in-law, Rhona and Doug Schuebel of Cameron, WI; 3 grandchildren, Audrey Andrews (Michael) of Eau Claire, WI ,Beau Harker of Eau Claire, WI and Carly Zlabek-Schuebel of Madison, WI; 2 great grandchildren, Connor and Zoe Andrews; a brother, Dennis (Connie) Zlabek of Potosi, WI and a sister, Noreen Jellen of Naperville, IL; many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Zlabek; and a brother, Richard (Ruth) Zlabek.
A Memorial Service will be Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, with Pastor Cheryl Weaver officiating. Interment will be private at a later date in the Green Hill Cemetery in Littleport, IA. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the Crawford County 4H Youth Development. www.garrityfuneralhome.com
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