Daniel J. Cisewski, 65 of Stevens Point, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, after a long battle with ALS.
Daniel was born on September 13, 1955, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He was the son of the late Jerome and Lillian (Flaig) Cisewski. He attended local schools graduating from Pacelli Catholic High School.
Dan is survived by his wife, Laurie (Miskanis) Cisewski of Stevens Point, sister, Lori (Chris) Zwicke of Plover, sister-in-law Julie Cisewski of Stevens Point; son Shane; and his step-daughter Samantha; nephews Josh (Sarah), Christopher, Justin, and Kyle.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Rick.
Dan was the hardest worker we knew, he spent 41 years at Steel King, in Stevens Point, always waking up before the sun. Dan always had an adventurous spirit, a hard outer shell with a surprisingly soft center, once you got to know him. You could get him talking for hours on end by asking a question about his hunting experiences, his passion was evident.
Dan has traveled around the world and much of the United States as an avid sportsman, including Alaska, where he lived the dream of guiding bighorn sheep hunts for several years, a feat he was very proud of. Following this, he accomplished the North American Grand Slam of wild sheep, #1551, along with many SCI awards and achievements.
Dan was an official scorer of many local sportsmen’s big game through the Safari Club International. Dan enjoyed one last hunting trip on the West Coast with his son, Shane. He loved trout fishing and daily walks with his dog, Finley. If you ever thought about messing up his grass, think again, the rows were always perfect. The grass was perfectly green, we truly had the time where ‘the grass was greener.’
With that being said, Dan never lost his ‘wild side;’ he loved his Harley and weekly poker games with friends at the infamous Club 10. They always talked about Dan’s photographic memory of cards, he could remember any hand played. Everyone who has played rummy with Dan can attest that he always knew what card you were picking up next before you even picked it. Just like in a hand of cards, we win some and we lose some, but losing doesn’t mean you didn’t play your best hand, it means that somewhere along the line you met your match and that’s okay.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Heartland Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Dan. A celebration of life will take place in Stevens Point at a later date.
The Pisarski Community Funeral Home of Plover is honored to be serving the family. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.