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In Memory of Leo W. Seroka

Leo W. Seroka

December 20, 1924 - October 15, 2004

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Funeral Services for Mr. Leo W. Seroka will be held on Wednesday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke?s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6700 30th Avenue. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Cemetery.

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Leo W. Seroka, age 79, of Kenosha, died Friday (October 15, 2004) at his residence. Born December 20, 1924, in Kenosha, he was the son of the late Constantine and Lottie (Lorek) Seroka. He attended Kenosha Schools and received his Associates Degree in Accounting from Gateway Technical College and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin Parkside. From April, 1943 to December, 1945, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Iceland from February 1944 until August 1945, during WWII. On August 28, 1948, at St. Luke?s Evangelical Lutheran Church, he married Ruth Altergott. He designed and created their wedding cake. It was an exact replica of the church altar with the minister and all the attendants. A public release was done by the Associated Press. He and his family operated the Seroka Bakery in Kenosha. Leo was instrumental in the building of the Seroka Bakery on the corner of 48th Street and Sheridan Road. In 1955, he and his brother Donald opened The Seroka Sporting Good Store, which was located next to the bakery. For 20 years, he was employed as a Supervisor at the Kenosha Post Office, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Luke?s Evangelical Lutheran Church and a life member of VFW Junker Ball Post #1865. In 1939, he won a national championship for cross country bicycle racing. From 1939 until 1942, he and his brother Chester won many state and national bicycle and ice skating competitions. In 1959, he became involved in racing ?Utility D? boats and participated in many races both locally and nationally. Survivors include his two daughters: Candice ?Cookie? Victoria of Kenosha, and Shelli (David) Allen of Salem, two brothers: Chester (Lois) Seroka of Fresno, California, and Donald (Emily) Seroka of Rockford, Michigan, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Ruth Seroka on August 26, 1990, and a sister: Delores Peter.

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