Steven R. Duginski, 59, died on Oct. 15, 2010 at the Meng Hospice Residence in De Pere, WI.
He was born Sept. 19, 1951 in Tomahawk, WI to the late Victor and Ruth (Karaba) Duginski. Steve was raised in Kaukauna and graduated from Kaukauna High School. He married Elizabeth M. Whalen on June 7, 1991 at Old St. Joseph’s Church in De Pere.
Steve was employed at Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute as an EET/ET instructor. He originally started teaching at NWTC in 1984 as an Instrumentation instructor. Steve had a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Education from Stout and two Master’s degrees-one from UW Stout in Vocational Education (1998) and the other a Masters degree in Engineering (1991) from Milwaukee School of Engineering. Prior to teaching at NWTC he taught for the Milwaukee Public School System, and Brown Institute in Minneapolis. He also worked as a field service technician for M&W Cannon and as a Senior Engineering Tech for tsi in St. Paul.
Steve was a kind, loving thoughtful man. He had a deep love of teaching and the learning process. He was constant in his pursuit of knowledge and it was pure joy for him to be able to share his gift of the pursuit of knowledge.
Steve had great love for his wife, Elizabeth; his nieces and nephews and his many friends. He will be greatly missed. He loved music, good conversation, bridge, golf, wallyball and traveling.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth; brothers-in-law, Tim Femal, Medina, WI; Rev. John Whalen, Burlington, IA; James (Linda) Whalen, Tigard, OR; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Lauree; his mother and father-in-law and a sister-in-law.
Family and friends may call at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, Green Bay, on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 2:30 until 5:00. Mass of Christian Burial 5:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. David Koch and Rev. Thomas Hagendorf, O.Praem. concelebrating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, Steve would welcome a donation to the NWTC Foundation for his scholarship fund for his EET students.
Special thanks go to Dr. Saphner and his staff for their loving care of Steve and to the Unity Hospice staff. Thank you for all of your care and great concern.
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