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George Joseph Symitczek

George Joseph Symitczek

George Joseph Symitczek

WHITEHALL/ARCADIA, Wis. — George Joseph Symitczek, 84, of Whitehall and formerly of Arcadia, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse.

George was born in the township of Waumandee Nov. 22, 1935, to Stephen and Helen (Salwey) Symitczek. George was a man of many trades including being a farmer, working construction and hauling milk. For many years, he worked as a mechanic for Tractor Central/John Deere. George was constantly making things with his hands and inventing things to make life easier. He even made his own picnic table and also sharpened saw blades. Even with his physical challenges, he never stopped going. He enjoyed playing card games, watching the Packers and Brewers, and working on his crafts. He came from a large family and had a bigger heart, which was evident in the love he showed for kids and animals.

George is survived by his children, Rosemary Symitczek, and Jeff Symitczek, both of Whitehall; sisters, Frances Ryan, Romelle (Joe) Kramer, Olive (Donald) Ottum, and Ruth Symitczek; brother, Steven (Kay) Symitczek, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sylvester, Adolph and Richard Symitczek; sisters, Marion Sluga and Helen Blaha.

Due to circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, a graveside service and visitation for George will be held at a later date. To express condolences to his family online and for more information please visit

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