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Carl J. Zukowski, 83, a lifelong resident of Superior, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.

Carl was born to Polish immigrant parents, Walter P. and Caroline K. (Gabrys) Zukowski on Dec. 6, 1932 in the Billings Park Polish neighborhood area of Superior.

He graduated from Central High School in 1950.

He married Lucille Hanson on June 15, 1957 at the former St. Patrick Catholic Church in Superior and celebrated 55 years of marriage before she passed away on April 26, 2013.

Carl served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Randolph aircraft carrier.

He worked for Superior Water Light and Power Company for many years until his retirement in 1983.

Carl served as a member of the Douglas County Board of Supervisors for 12 years, serving on the Forestry Committee and was chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee during the construction of the Courthouse addition. He was also Vice Chairman of the Wisconsin District Forestry.

He was a longtime Amateur Radio Operator, K9ASC, and was very involved in community events, including Emergency Communications Coordinator.

Carl was a member of the IBEW No. 31 Union and served as union steward, life member of the Thomas F. Stein VFW Post No. 1091 and the Superior Water, Light and Power Retirees Club.

He is survived by two daughters, Carla (Mike) Waldholm, Proctor, Minn., Cindy Denny, Superior; one grandson, Tim Waldholm, Superior; one granddaughter, Kate Waldholm, Proctor and two brothers, Marion W. "Wally" (Rene) Zukowski, Colorado Springs, Colo. and John Zukowski, Superior. Carl is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille; his parents; a sister Deloris and a son-in-law, David Denny.

Private family services are being planned for a later date.

Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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