VisitationOne hour prior to service at O'Connell's HUDSON
Funeral Services4PM on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Oâ€™Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., HUDSON
Lee H. Orlowski, age 61, of Hudson, WI, passed away on August 8, 2016 at his residence in Hudson.
He was born on November 13, 1954 in Duluth, MN to Henry and Bernice (Johnson) Orlowski. Growing up in Duluth, MN, he attended Riverside School and, graduated from Northwestern High School, just over the border in Maple, WI. After his graduation, he obtained his associates degree from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Following this, he would move to Houston, Texas where he began his career with Link, as Simulation Technician for aviation training. Later, he would move to Hudson, Wisconsin where he continued working for Link.
Like many of his relatives, Lee had a sizable music collection dominated by polka music. He was an also an active snowmobiler and four-wheeler, taking many trips up to the Iron River area. Along with his love for the outdoors, Lee loved bird hunting with his friend, Allen. Although Lee was met with many obstacles in life, he always rose to the occasion. His drive to live life to the fullest was an inspiration to his family and friends. For those who helped Lee, he loved you more than words could articulate.
Lee is survived his brother, Terry (Shirley) Orlowski of Peoria, AZ; three nieces Christine (Jim) Gibbons of Kent, WA, Shelly (Michael) Franco of Trophy Club, TX, Gerri (Joe) Cowden of Panama City Beach, FL; nephew Tom Orlowski of Dothan, AL; three great nephews Jimmy Gibbons, Johnny Gibbons, Jeremiah Cowden; great niece Alex Cowden, and numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Bernice Orlowski; and his brother Bill Orlowski.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4PM on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., HUDSON, with a gathering of family and friends held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be 12:30 Monday, August 22nd at the Iron River City Cemetery in the family plot in Iron River, Wisconsin. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family. Services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com