George B. Zapuchlak

George B. Zapuchlak
George B. Zapuchlak

George B. Zapuchlak, age 55, of Lake Delton, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly April 24, 2017 at his home.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with comments from family and friends beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Lake Delton.

George was born on April 13, 1962 to John and Anastasia Zapuchlak. He grew up in Lake Delton where his family owned the Mayflower Motel. In his later years George dedicated much of his time to the family business.

George had a passion for cars and snowmobiling and carried out his role as an avid outdoorsman his entire life. He shared his love of hunting and fishing with his brother, Bob, nephew, Peter, and many friends. George took great pleasure in entertaining his family and friends. He always insisted on being the generous host. His generosity was beyond compare. So much so that the happiness of others always outweighed his own.

George cherished his lifelong friendships which resulted in many hours spent sharing stories of mischief and mayhem (you know who you are). George was a hero to his family and his loving spirit will be profoundly missed.

George is survived by family members; sister-in-law, Jill Zapuchlak; niece, Tanya (Hans) Backhaus and children, Gunnar and Maia; niece, Lara (Kevin) Flock and children, Josie and Cooper; nieces, Nadia Zapuchlak, Suzette Zapuchlak and children, Lydia and Bo; niece, Bianca (Erek) Johnson and son, Anders; nephew, Nicholas Richards; cousin, Roman (Patty) Kuzyk and family as well as many other loving family members. Also survived by his former wife, Terri (Ackerman) Erickson; nephew, Eric Ackerman and the Ackerman family. He is also survived by devoted friends, Tim (Bones) Hall, Sally (Weber) McDowell, Mike Shepard, Gary Wimann, John “Gordy” Lewison and Scott “The Scuba” Witecha. He was preceded in death by parents, John and Anastasia Zapuchlak, brother, Bob Zapuchlak, sister, Mary (Zapuchlak) Richards-Minetti, and nephew, Peter Zapuchlak.