Daniel D. Bednarek


Daniel “Dan” D. Bednarek, age 77 of Fox Lake, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Dan was born on September 9, 1940 at home in Princeton, the son of August and Vivian (Dusenske) Bednarek. On September 17, 1960 he was united in marriage to Patricia Allen at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. In his early years, Dan worked at Monarch Range in Beaver Dam, owned and operated Standard Gas in Fox Lake and also worked for Streich Motors in Fox Lake. He served as a sheriff deputy for Dodge County, worked for the City of Fox Lake and for the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections, before retiring in 1993. Following retirement, Dan served as the Third Ward Alderperson in Fox Lake for two terms, from 2006-2010 and 2011-2015.

Dan enjoyed spending time with his family and had a special bond with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Bednarek family farm in Princeton was a cherished retreat for him, where Dan loved to go hunting, even shooting a deer this past year on opening day. Fishing, camping and traveling were some of Dan’s favorite past times, and if there weren’t lawns that needed to be mowed, he always found something to tinkerer with in the garage.

Dan is survived by his children, Theresa (Mark) Bromberek of Beaver Dam, David (Pamela) Bednarek of Beaver Dam and Tim Bednarek of Fox Lake; his grandchildren, Stacey, Michelle (James), Nathan (Desie), Aubry (Jared), Kieana and Dalton; his great-grandchildren, Keagan, Keyara, Mia, Jaxon, Amaya, Jameson; siblings, Thomas (Kay) Bednarek, Carolyn (Harold) Holbach, Howard (Debra) Bednarek, Richard (Patty) Bednarek; sister-in-law, Mary Hopp; the family dog, Miley and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia; his mother and father-in-law, Frank and Margaret Allen; brother, Raymond Bednarek; brother-in-law, Robert Hopp and other relatives.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Parish, 305 Green St., Fox Lake with Fr. John Radetski as celebrant. Visitation will be held prior to the Mass at church, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Father John and Deacon Steve of Annunciation Parish, and SSM Health at Home Hospice nurse Alecia for their loving care and support shown to Dan.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.