Mequon, WI– Donald (Don) Joseph Endrizzi, age 81, died on March 3, 2021 at the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon, WI. Don was born on May 2, 1939, in Milwaukee Wisconsin to Elizabeth Marie Breit and Guido August Endrizzi. He married the love of his life September 5, 1970. Together they raised 5 amazing children over 50 wonderful years of marriage.
Don graduated from Messmer High School, Milwaukee, WI in 1958. He worked for Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee for 31 years. Don started in shipping and receiving and worked his way up through the company to the motor line foreman and culminated his career as the Milwaukee Plant paint and decal supervisor. Don retired in June 1991.
An avid sports fan, Don loved watching and listing to his Packers and Brewers while working through his Sudoku books. Don was passionate about spending time with his grandchildren. For fun he played poker with his friends from high-school every month, for the last 50 years.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Guido and Elizabeth and his brother Allen.
Don is survived by his wife, Kathy (Hutchison). His children, daughter, Lorianne (Jim) Clark of Leavenworth, KS; son Vince (Cheryl) Endrizzi of Adell, WI. Kathy’s children; son Tony Hutchison of Milwaukee, WI; daughter, Leanne Ehnert (Chris) of Baraboo, WI; son, Paul Ehnert of California. Don is also survived by his grandchildren, Shanda Orlowski of Milwaukee; Ben (Krystal) Forsythe of Hawaii their children (great-grandchildren Lia, Lillian, and Vivienne); and Cody Clark and Patrick Clark of Leavenworth, KS.
A family gathering has been held.
Poole Funeral Home / Crematory, Port Washington, Wisconsin assisting the family. Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262-284-4431.