Jerry Allen Popowski
Sun Prairie – Jerry Allen Popowski, age 56, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
Jerry was born on November 18, 1955 in Hendricks , MN , the son of Edward and Donna (Sovell) Popowski.
Jerry earned his Bachelors Degree in business administration and a Master of Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management in Minnesota in 1987. He was an life long learner and supporter of higher education and completed additional courses through the Wisconsin Executive Education through Strategic Leadership Institute.
Jerry started working in the health care field as an accountant and was quickly promoted to hospital administrator in Olivia, Minnesota. He was quite proud of serving that same community as an EMT for 7 years. He went on to be employed with three health care systems as the Chief Executive officer of five hospitals and specialized in hospital turn around management. In the last phase of his career, Jerry was the CEO of FABOH – Fond Du Lac Area Business on Health for 11 years prior to becoming the current Network Director for United Health’s Evercare Program in Wauwatosa .
In his spare time, Jerry enjoyed boating, exercising, and golf. He was proud to have earned his VFR pilots license while working in Sault Ste Marie Michigan. He was a past member of the Fond Du Lac Rotary club and various other Rotary clubs in the area. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren.
Jerry will always be remembered as a cherished husband, father and grandfather, avid story teller, someone who enjoyed life with great passion and who always loved to live each day to its fullest.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Connie; 4 children, Mandy (Casey) Starin, Jennifer (Marc) Bazzanella, Jered Popowski and Kelsey Popowski (Jeron Scanlan); 2 step children, Ashley and Aaron Thompson; 5 grandchildren, Ethan, Alexa, Landon, Isabella and Adalyn and his brother, Donald (Marcie) Popowski.
Memorials can be directed to the family in Jerry’s memory.
Funeral services will take place at Living Water Church , 3075 Prospect Drive , Sun Prairie WI on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM. A visitation will also be held at the church on Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Lake Delton Cemetery in Lake Delton , WI .
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