WAUNAKEE - Dan Pawlak, age 60, of Waunakee passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, February 25, 2019 at home. He was born on March 20, 1958 in Hammond, IN the son of Frank and Josephine (Schuster) Pawlak. He married Lynn Miller on October 9, 1987 in Reno, NV.
Dan graduated from University of Michigan, Kalamazoo, with a Bachelor Degree in Biology. He was the V.P. of Operations for a pharmaceutical company until his retirement in April of 2017. Dan's hobbies were endless, but his favorites included flying, woodworking, competitive shooting, and riding motorcycles. Next to his family, Dan's second love was being in the North Woods.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn; daughter Kelsey (Jake) and son, Stuart; sisters Renee (John) Reback, Karen (Bill) Ross, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Dan's Life will be held Saturday May 4th, from Noon to 4 pm at Morey Airport, 8300 Airport Road, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562. For those who knew Dan, knew how generous he was for causes he loved. His family wants to keep his tradition alive. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dan's name to UW Carbone Cancer Center, 600 Highland Avenue, K4/658, Madison, WI 53792-6164 or Agrace HospiceCare at Agrace Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711 would be appreciated.
Dan's motto in life was, "When it stops being fun, it stops being."