Edward B Laznicka

Edward B. Laznicka, 76, of Ontario, died Wednesday March 25, 2020 at the Serenity House.
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Edward B. Laznicka, 76, of Ontario, died Wednesday March 25, 2020 at the Serenity House. He was born July 11, 1943 to Edward and Bernice (Peterson) Laznicka at St. Mary’s Hospital in Racine. He was a member of the St. Catherine’s High School Racine of 1961. Edward was united in marriage to Anita Gorr on June 27, 1964. They lived in the Racine area until 2006, until they moved to Ontario. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed to hunting, fishing, and camping. Ed loved that he would fish right in his backyard. He couldn’t believe that his Creator gave him the chance to own a piece of Heaven, and he felt so very blessed. He worked for the Young Radiator Company in Racine for 30 years. Ed was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kendall, and he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteered at the Elroy Food Pantry. In Ed’s own words: “I’m going to be with my daughter, the rest of my family, and My Jesus.” He will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anita of Ontario, 2 son’s Edward Anthony (Laura) of Franksville, Matthew James (Sheri) of Black Earth, a son-in-law Christopher Imberi of Racine, 6 grandchildren, Nathan, Emma, and Maxwell Imberi, Benjamin, Ashten and Violet Laznicka, 2 siters Carol Phankuch of Dallas, OR, and Katherine (Oliver) Kangas of California, MD, a nephew Joey Kangas, a niece Linda (Jake) Kaczynski, a godchild Kate (Eric) Guzowski, and their child Everett, special cousins John (Kathy) Anderson and Janice (Earl) Michaels, many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Dawn Marie, a brother-in-law Alan Phankuch, 2 nephews Mike and Bill.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be announced at a later date. Cards in memory of Edward can be sent to the Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, % Anita Laznicka, P.O. Box 762 Tomah, WI 54660. It was Ed’s wishes that in leau memorial be given in his name to the Knights of Columbus or the Tomah Hospice Touch. The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home of Wilton is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

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