2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
June 18, 2015 - Introduced by Senators Moulton and Lazich, cosponsored by
Representatives Kulp and Bernier. Referred to Committee on Senate
SJR42,1,1 1Relating to: the life and public service of Representative Robert K. Zukowski.
SJR42,1,32 Whereas, former representative to the Wisconsin Assembly Robert Kenneth
3Zukowski was born on April 24, 1930, and passed away on June 1, 2015; and
SJR42,1,54 Whereas, Robert Kenneth Zukowski, known as Bob, was born on his family
5farm, in the Town of Reseburg, and graduated from Thorp High School in 1948; and
SJR42,1,86 Whereas, Robert Zukowski met his wife of 61 years, Dolores Jean Malnar
7Zukowski, and the two were married on December 29, 1953, at Holy Family Catholic
8Church, in Willard; and
SJR42,1,119 Whereas, Robert Zukowski felt the call of duty to serve his country, joined the
10U.S. Army and served in France during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably
11discharged; and
SJR42,1,1412 Whereas, Robert Zukowski was a lifetime member of the American Legion, the
13VFW, and the Sons of the American Legion and remained committed to fellow
14veterans; and
1Whereas, Robert Zukowski as a member of the American Legion served in
2national offices, serving as State Commander for 1989 and 1990 and later served as
3National Executive Committeeman from 1992 to 2000; and
SJR42,2,74 Whereas, Robert Zukowski was a member of the Clark County Veterans
5Commission for over 17 years, and was elected president of the Wisconsin County
6Veterans Committee and was instrumental in the development of the Thorp
7Veterans Park; and
SJR42,2,98 Whereas, Robert Zukowski was an active member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's
9Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters since age 15; and
SJR42,2,1210 Whereas, Robert Zukowski served his community when he was elected to the
11Thorp School Board in 1972 as a write-in candidate and elected to the Wisconsin
12state legislature from the 69th District, serving three terms from 1992 to 1998; and
SJR42,2,1613 Whereas, Robert Zukowski being proud of his Polish heritage, organized the
14Polish Heritage 4th of July Picnic and, in 2011, brought a Wisconsin Historical
15Marker to Old St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Withee to honor the
16Polish immigrants from Poznan, who settled the Thorp area; and
SJR42,2,1817 Whereas, Robert Zukowski was known as loving and caring, and remained
18committed to the family farm; and
SJR42,2,2219 Whereas, Robert Zukowski was the beloved husband to Dolores Jean Malnar
20Zukowski, beloved brother to his sister and brother, father to three daughters and
21one son, grandfather to six loving grandchildren, and great-grandfather to six
22great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it
SJR42,2,25 23Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the Wisconsin
24legislature salutes Robert Kenneth Zukowski's public service and mourns his
25passing; and, be it further
1Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
2resolution to Robert Zukowski's wife, Dolores Jean Malnar Zukowski, his brother,
3Donald Zukowski, and his sister, Geraldine Elzinga.
SJR42,3,44 (End)