DuWayne Allen Begotka

January 27, 1934 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 85)

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DuWayne entered eternal life Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the age of 85.  Born on January 27, 1934 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Beloved and devoted husband of Marilyn (Ebert) Begotka for 63 years.  Loving father of two sons, Bruce (Debra), Fountain Hills, AZ, and Thomas (Christine) and two grandsons, Jacob and Caleb, Sherwood, WI. Preceded in death by parents Allen C. and Effie Begotka, brothers Ervin, Lloyd, and Robert and sisters Ethel, Gladyce, and Elsie.  Further survived by sister-in-law Delores (Robert) Begotka, along with other family members and dear friends.

He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort McClellan, Alabama in active duty from 1956 to 1958, where he was awarded “Soldier of the Month.”  During his remaining period of service, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned his Bachelors degree.  He worked for Eaton Corporation (formerly Cutler-Hammer) as Senior Buyer for 34 years and earned his lifetime CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) certification.  He retired in 1997 and enjoyed his leisure time traveling and vacationing with family and friends.  He especially enjoyed frequent visits to and from his children and grandchildren.  DuWayne was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and passionately enjoyed watching the games with his beloved wife (who is also a dedicated fan).  He was very convicted about his beliefs and always took an interest in this country and the world situation.  He was a man of integrity and honor all his life.

DuWayne attended Berea Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for 55 years, where he served on many boards. He loved this congregation and always considered it his church home. 

His last few months were spent in the realized dream of moving to Arizona, where he often vacationed.

Services will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 16150 E. El Lago Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 on Sunday, November 24.  A memorial gathering at the church will take place at 1:00 pm, service at 2:00 pm, with a reception to follow at 3:00 pm.

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Funeral Service
November 24, 2019

2:00 PM
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
16150 E El Lago Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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