Dawn Hosmanek

Dawn Patricia Hosmanek

Sunday, December 14th, 1930 - Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Hosmanek, Dawn P. (nee Dinkelman)

Preceded in death by her husband Joseph J. Hosmanek. Proud, loving and devoted mother of Jodeen, Max (Celina), Dan (Ellen), Jilan (Jeff Kerznar), Sally (Peter Schultz), and Eileen. Loving grandmother of Erin (Jeff), Martin, EmmyLou, Hans (Toni), John and Grae and great-grandmother to Milo and Lucy. Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. And BFF to many, many people.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Divine Mercy Church on Marquette Ave in South Milwaukee at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 AM until the service. A private family burial will follow thereafter.

In life, Dawn was first and foremost a dedicated and loving wife and mother. Her family was her world. Her proudest work was that of being a homemaker. Along with that, she worked as a Swim Coach and Instructor for the South Milwaukee Recreation Dept. and as a Tot Time Teacher for the Milwaukee YMCA. She also served as the Cultural Ambassador for the Milwaukee YMCA’s sister branch in Antofagasta, Chile.
Dawn was a world traveler and was proud of her Swiss-Irish heritage. She was an avid cyclist and hiker. She was also a wonderful pianist.

Dawn’s family would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all those who helped her and us at the end of her journey: the caregivers at Harbor Village, the entire staff at Bay Harbor, Drs. Rama and Gobrial of Visiting Physicians, the amazing teams from VITAS Hospice in Milwaukee and Racine and everyone else who offered prayers and support along the way.

Given her gracious and helpful nature, her love of music and her patriotism, Dawn would be touched if any memorials were made in her name to Milwaukee’s Guitars for Vets to support the great work they do for our veteran heroes.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Divine Mercy Catholic Church
    800 Marquette Ave.
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Divine Mercy Catholic Church
    800 Marquette Ave.
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Eileen Hosmanek

Posted at 10:25am

Eileen Hosmanek

Posted at 10:19pm
So long , farewell , auf wierdersehen, aloha 👋🏾

Grae O’Leary Hosmanek, John J Kroha

Emmy Leschke

Posted at 05:18pm
So grateful for the amazing and loving relationship I was able to have with my grandma (Coachie). She was a part of everything in my life, whether it was little league games, going to the beach, making homemade bread and cookies or rubbing my head or tummy when I didn’t feel good. My adult years were no different. She was always there no matter what and I never lost contact with her even living out of state.
As years went by and her health deteriorated, it meant everything to me when she would smile when she would see me and remember our special memories. I’m very thankful to have been with her right up to the night before God called her up to Heaven. Hugging her and telling her how much I love her is something I’m going to miss so much. Love you so much, Coachie.....

Jodeen Hosmanek

Posted at 03:09pm
Mom was no slouch in the travel department. She and I went to Mazatlan in 1975. We were rescued from a Mexican prison after posing for photographs with the guards. Two dumb gringoes scooped up by a citizen passing by exclaiming, "Are you crazy?!" We dissolved into peals of laughter without a clue. The adventure after that was even more horrifying. A good time was had by all and we made it home.

Eileen Hosmanek

Posted at 09:20pm
Grae O’Leary Hosmanek and John Kroha send their condolences

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