David J. Kedrowski, 81, died on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at his home in Stevens Point, where he was a lifelong resident.
He was born on July 10, 1942, the only child of the late Raymond and Frances (née Nitka) Kedrowski.
Dave (“Kedro” to many) attended St. Peter’s Grade School and graduated from Pacelli. He then served in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge from active duty in February 1961, Dave worked at Sentry Insurance for a short time and then joined Consolidated Papers Stevens Point Division, where he worked as a pipefitter for almost 40 years until his retirement. During his employment, Dave was part of the Safety Performance award for 1 million hours without a lost workday injury.
Dave met Audrey Piotrowski at a local rendezvous where they started a lifetime together. They married September 28, 1963, and together they raised four children; Carrie, Tami, Juli and John. Dave and Audrey shared 33 years of marriage until Audrey’s death in 1996.
Dave enjoyed fishing local lakes for panfish, oftentimes catching his limit in record time. He also enjoyed occasional excursions to Lake Michigan. He loved smoking fish, mushroom picking, gardening, and bird-watching. Dave liked to test his luck on sports pools and lottery tickets, and was luckier than most. He enjoyed the simple things in life such as long rides in the country and Sunday breakfast with friends. Dave appreciated the beauty of Stevens Point, including the Wisconsin River, and knew all of its’ rich history.
Survivors include his daughters, Carrie (James) Maloney, Tami (Carl) Hurrish, and Juli (Curt) Blenker, all of Stevens Point. He is also survived by his grandchildren Nolan Hurrish, Allie Hurrish, and Claire Blenker. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Audrey and son John.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Dave will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 800 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Rev. John Potaczek will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Visitation on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service in the St. Faustina Room at the church.
Pisarski Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Dave’s new friend Valerie, who showed him kindness and compassion in his final days, and to his good friends that came to share a final conversation and a few laughs with Dave.