Dominic “Duke” Resheski, age 93, of Princeton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 16, 2022, after a short stay at Patriot Place in Berlin. Dominic was born on August 4, 1928, to Stanish and Maggie (Darnick) Resheski on the family farm in Princeton. He was one of eleven children. Dominic had a difficult early life as he acquired a bone infection in his leg at age 8 that caused him to be hospitalized in Madison for over a year. He recalled how rarely his family was able to visit due to lack of transportation, farm chores and the responsibility of the other children. Dominic recalled using his time in the hospital to read and learn as they did provide schooling to the many children in the pediatric ward.
Dominic graduated from Princeton High School and moved to Menominee Falls to find employment. He found a job at the Delco plant and was immediately recognized to have an aptitude for engineering. At that time, Delco had a contract with NASA. Dominic was quickly promoted and was part of a team that made highly sensitive guidance systems for the Apollo space missions. He reflected that the machine shop was as sterile as an operating room and he was so proud of the work the team had done to help put a man in space.
While in Menominee Falls, he met and married his wife, Joanne. They moved back to Princeton in 1972 to the family farm and Dominic started working for Giddings and Lewis in Fond du Lac as an engineer. He retired from the company after 20 years of service. Dominic will be remembered as an excellent gardener. He sold his corn, tomatoes and watermelons along with other delicious produce on weekends. At a later age, he became a master gardener as he was a lifelong learner.
Dominic is survived by his wife, Joanne Resheski; a sister, Jenny (Sylvester) Mashuda of Pennsylvania; a brother, Tom (Shirley) Resheski of Princeton; 2 sisters-in-law, Audrey Resheske of Ripon, Connie (Kevin) Roland; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanish and Maggie Resheski; 3 brothers, Ralph, Stephen and David Resheski; 5 sisters, Dorothy (Carl) Rogers, Esther (Millard) Edgerly, Regina (Glenwood) Zick, Delores (Dale) Walker and Theresa Resheski.
A celebration of life for Dominic will be held when the flowers are in bloom and the garden is showing its promise of the future. Dominic will be laid to rest in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Princeton. Please visit our website www.wachholzandsons.com to send a condolence or to share a memory of Dominic with his family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to ThedaCare Home Hospice for the wonderful care given to Dominic and to Father Dale Grubba for his visits and spiritual uplifting.
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