Donald Kornacki

Donald Kornacki

Donald J. Kornacki, 82, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Heritage Homes in Watertown.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Relatives and friends may gather at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials would be appreciated to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the Watertown Humane Society. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

Donald Joseph Kornacki was born on March 18, 1937, in Briggsville to Joseph and Helen (nee Grubb) Kornacki. On Dec. 22, 1962, he married Joyce Schumacher at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown.

Donald was a lifelong employee at Aunt Nellie's in Clyman and worked as a field engineer. He enjoyed feeding the city ducks and birds in his yard. He and his wife were members of the Watertown Moose Lodge. He liked tinkering in the garage and watching television. Donald was a kind and loving soul who would give the shirt off his back if you needed it. He enjoyed the many summer time picnics.

He is survived by his siblings, Shirley Grosskopf of Johnson Creek, John (Joyce) Kornacki of Watertown, Helen (Edward) Neitzel of Madison, Mary Albright of Delevan, Pat (Peter) Laehr of Watertown, and Joanne (Dale) Roets of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Joyce on September 14, 2014.

Hafemeister Funeral Home & Cremation Service

611 E. Main St Watertown