Joseph P. Pikulik, of Milwaukee, died on August 10, 2023 at the age of 63 years. He was born on December 21, 1959 in Milwaukee, a son of the late James and Marlene (Dyba) Pikulik. He married Cheryl Harton on July 10, 1982 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Francis.
Joe was a machinist for Ladish until his retirement in 2010.
He was an avid Wisconsin sports fan. He loved time spent with his grandchildren, fishing, playing cribbage and spending summers in Elcho. He will be remembered for his sense of humor.
He will be deeply missed by his, wife Cheryl; four children, Jessica (Michael) De Santis, Jenna (Joshua) Coss, Jayme (Mark) Rose all of Milwaukee, and Joseph Pikulik, II (Samantha West) of Oak Creek; grandchildren, Elijah and Leonardo De Santis, Emma and Lillian Coss, Aurora and Mark, III Rose, and baby P on the way; a brother, Lawrence (Christine) Pikulik of Queen Creek, AZ; a sister, Peggy (David) Cendretta of Las Vegas; mother-in-law, Edith Harton of Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Chrissy (Jeffery) Philleo of South Milwaukee; and brother-in-law, Brian M. Harton of Milwaukee.
He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Brian Harton.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023 from 3 to 7 p.m. Holler Park Lodge, 5151 S. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221.
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We go a long way back my friend. You were a gentle soul, I will never forget you and I love you. 3 trees were planted in memory of Joseph P. Pikulik Plant a Tree
Rest in peace Joe. You will be missed. With Deepest Sympathy.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Joseph P. Pikulik by Cindy Camarco.
I still cant believe your gone. I miss you so much. I can still hear your voice in my head. I miss you everyday. I'll miss how much joy you brought into my life. I'll miss how big your smile got when you seen us kids or your grandkids. I'll miss how the moment you came in you'd run off and go play with them. You'd play for hours. I'll miss how you called me your baby girl everytime you seen me. I will always remember on my weeding day when you seen me you coverd your mouth with awe. When you hugged me and told me how much you loved me. I'll remember all your silly jokes. How you'd say it was time to go but a half hour later your still there talking. Man, you sure did have the stories. Lol I'll never forget when you found out Mark never seen Braveheart so you put it on and quoted the whole movie. I swear you knew every line. The long walks we would take up north. The boat rides to the sand bar. Hanging out at the river. These memories i will cheerish. I love you so much dad.
I can still hear you saying to me "I don't care you are my oldest, you are my baby girl, my little princess." I hate that I won't hear you singing Happy Birthday off key or get to see your weird little dance you would do when you would come in for a hug. I hate that I won't get to hear you call my husband "Big Boy" in your thick Midwestern accent (that you happily passed on to me). You were such a warm soul and made everyone around you feel happy. I know you would prefer we were all laughing instead of crying so I will try to be happy, but it will be hard. I will try to make others feel as much joy as you did to keep your legacy going. I love you daddy.
- icky eeka
I can still hear you saying to me "I don't care you are my oldest, you are still my baby girl, my little princess." I hate that I won't hear you singing Happy Birthday to me off key, or get to see your weird little dance you would do when you would come in for a hug. I hate I will never hear you call my husband "Big Boy" in your thick Midwestern accent (which you happily passed on to me). I know you would prefer we were all laughing and not crying, so I will try to be happy but it will be hard. I miss you. You were the warmth in every room, and always so fun to be around. You always made me feel like it will be okay. You were a wonderful person in life, and will never be replaced. Thank you for being you, and I hope I can continue to make the people around me feel as joyful as you did so I can keep your legacy going.
Joe will always have a special place in my heart. He was like a second dad to me growing up.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Joseph P. Pikulik by Heather Schultz.
I miss you every day. You loved us kids so much and we appreciate you for it every day. I won't ever forget you calling me "noodle arm" when we played catch, or how you'd flick me on the back of the head, or how much you admired my kids including how you'd light up any time you saw them. I will always love you.
Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Joseph P. Pikulik by Anonymous.