Daniel T. Villarreal of Waukesha died on Saturday, November 12, 2022 surrounded by his loving family at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 76. He was born in Waukesha on December 21, 1945 the son of Pedro and Maria (nee Vasquez) Villarreal. Dan worked for Alloy Products for 28 years and as a friend of Bill W. for 36 years, he enjoyed his work for Lutheran Social Services at the Genesis House for 19 years where he worked with young men in recovery. He loved to bowl, music, dancing, karate in his younger years, gambling and especially loved his cats. Dan was a culinary trained cook and loved to cook and eat Mexican food. Most of all he cherished his family and he will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife, Karen (nee Couillard); his children, Julie Klietz, Jennifer Klietz and Jason Klietz; his cherished grandchildren, Tabitha Maier, Samantha Lewis, William Bradley and Elizabeth Bradley; great-grandchildren, Brycon and Ryder; brother Joseph (Lori) Villarreal and sister Arlene (Mark) Spencer. He is further survived by his brothers-in-law, Bruce (Lori) Couillard, Ron (Carol) Couillard and Allen Couillard, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard, sisters Mary Christine “Tina” Morton and Stella Camacho.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until the 12:00 noon funeral service at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha 53186. Private family burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Daniel’s name are appreciated to Grace Ev. Lutheran Church (address above) or to Alcoholics Anonymous “AA”, 7429 W. Greenfield Ave., Waukesha, WI 53214.
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