A Memorial Visitation for Luzjan Waldemar Slojkowski, 85, formerly of Wood Dale, IL and Fountain Hills, AZ, will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.
Luzjan was born in Głowińsk, Poland to Gustav and Olga Slojkowski on December 4, 1935. He passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021.
Luzjan emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1952 first living in South Dakota and eventually finding himself in Chicago and beginning a long friendship with Herman. He served the country he loved in the US Army as an interpreter from 1958-1960 with two of his best friends Karl and Henry. When he returned to Chicago he met Regina (Matheis) at a German dance club and married her on June 29, 1963. They often entertained and amazed others with their dancing skills throughout their 58-year marriage.
Professionally, Luzjan was an accomplished master Cement Mason who worked on major projects throughout the Chicagoland area, finally retiring in 1997. After which he and Regina enjoyed splitting time between Fountain Hills, AZ and Palatine, IL.
Most important to Luzjan were his family and lifelong friends. He was a doting grandfather and loved spending time with his grandchildren at the pool or the park. Despite his large stature and booming voice, “Big Lou” as he became known, was a most gentle and kind person who enjoyed helping others with his skilled hands. He was a masterful storyteller and always told the best jokes.
Luzjan was the beloved husband of Regina Slojkowski; loving father of: Michael (Kerry), Christine (Nick) Semitka, Steven (Angela Graziano), and Richard (Robin); dear grandfather of: Kirsten, Makayla, Georgia, Christopher, Patrick and Robert; brother-in-law of: Elizabeth (Gaylord) Gale and uncle to: Hans Jurgen, Peter, Wollie, Sabine, Michaela, Thomas, Horst, Scott and Kristi.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Ida Schussler and Alice Wesslin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org.