David Patrick Bykowski aka “Kow” age 63, of San Antonio, Texas (formerly of Superior, WI) passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday January 7th, 2022. David was born March 17th, 1958 in Superior, WI to the late Joseph and Donna (Koenig) Bykowski. David began school at Franklin School then attended Cathedral Elementary from 1st through 4th grades. He went on to attend Pattison School, Central Jr. High and then graduated from Superior Senior High School in 1976. He did well in school and played Junior League football until injuring his Achilles tendons and so went on to wrestle and play golf in high school years instead. He was also active in Choir and Theater both in High School and College. He was ambitious and maintained two paper routes and later bagging groceries at a local supermarket in high school. Dave was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time at his grandparent’s cabin on Big McGraw Lake in Douglas County WI. It was here he met Dawn Seagraves and from this union a daughter Carey Seagraves was born. David began attending UWS in the fall of 76 to become a probation officer but began having doubts about this being the career for him and instead joined the United States Air Force on Dec 31st of 1976. During his four-year stint he was stationed at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX as a medic in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. During this time, he realized that his career would be in the medical field. In 1980 Dave began college at the University of Minnesota, Duluth branch and St. Luke's School of Nursing. In 1984 he was recruited by a Hospital in Beaumont, TX where he worked for 3 years. He then went to San Antonio until 1992 when he moved to Brownsville working at Brownsville Medical Center, Valley Regional in Brownsville and Dolly Vinsant in San Benito. It was in Brownsville that Dave met and married Perla Arteaga in 1996 and two sons were born of this union, Roger and Andrew Bykowski. Dave spent many years as a registered nurse and running a holistic store called Healthy Ways with his then wife Perla. He was passionate about many healthy products and avenues and used his social media presence to grow his businesses. He was amazing at network marketing and built many friendships over the years through his many ventures. Dave wrote many songs and poetry and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Many friends and family will remember his sharing of songs and poems via phone calls or posts on Facebook. He was tremendous at staying in touch and connecting with friends and family on a regular basis. He luckily was in close contact with family and friends, and they have fond memories of his chats on the regular. David was preceded in death by both his parents Joseph and Donna, his son Andrew and sister Susan. He is survived by his Daughter Carey Werlein (Jake) of Palmer AK, son Roger Bykowski of San Antonio, TX, granddaughters Breanna Seagraves (Nick) of Anchorage AK, Kayleigh Seagraves of Minnetonka MN, grandson Isaiah of Texas, sister Lauri Ramey (Cleon) of Lewisville Tx, nieces Allyon Abete and Melinda Abete of Fort Worth TX, nephews Richard Abete of Fort Worth TX and Michael Ramey of Lewisville TX. As well as grandnieces and grandnephew as well as a large extended family of cousins and friends. Celebration of Life will be held in Superior WI March 26th at 2pm at the Belgium Club. Graveside services and inurnment will be in San Antonio at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Feb 11th at 11am.
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