Loved to slow dance with this guy...such a S M O O T H dancer and I felt safe in the arms of this tall, gentle bear-hug kind of guy. Kenny, I hope you had daughters that you swept off their feet while danceing as Father of the Bride!
David was ALWAYS an elegant gentleman...even as a child classmate at Holy Name Elementary, then Newman High and on into adulthood. I was deeply saddened and shocked when hearing of David's death. His warm smile and huge heart will be remembered and cherished. My life is richer for David having been a small part of it.
Gorectke, Charles Edward April 3, 1947 - July 22, 2014
The family of Charles "Chuck" Gorectke are very saddened to announce his sudden passing. Chuck passed away at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. Chuck was predeceased by his parents and one sister. He is survived by his devoted wife, Jo and four children, Heidi (Craig) Mason, Rebekah (Valentin) Corlan, Walter (Kathryn) Gorectke and Margaret (Kevin) Fehr; 16 grandchildren and his sister, Donna Waldburger. Chuck loved to hunt and fish with family and friends. Chuck pastored with the ELCIC throughout many Saskatchewan communities and leaves behind a legacy of family, faith and love. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Paul's who have cared for Chuck over the years. A Celebration of Chuck's Life was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Rock of Ages Church (130 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, SK). The interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (104-2301 Ave C N, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5X5), the Hemodialysis Unit at St. Paul's Hospital (1702 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9) or to the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation (Range Road 3050, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1N1).
John F. Gritzmacher, Sr., 68, Hatley, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, January 10, 2016. He was born March 5, 1947 in Wausau to Eugene and Rose (Rauschl) Gritzmacher.
On May 18, 1968 John was united in marriage to Shirley (Aschenbrenner). John worked at Herrschners in Stevens Point, as the V.P. of Procurement and Logistics. John traveled all over the world for work. His favorite place to go was China and he self-taught himself Mandarin Chinese. He retired in November 2015, after 28 years. He liked to garden, especially his rose garden. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting coins and making his wine and beers.
He is survived by his wife; Shirley Gritzmacher, Hatley; his mother; Rose Gritzmacher, Schofield; a son; John Gritzmacher, Jr., Madison; a daughter; Lisa (Tony) Gamboa, Wisconsin Rapids; a grandson; Tony, Wisconsin Rapids; a granddaughter, Samantha Gamboa, Green Lake; his siblings; Tom Gritzmacher, Schofield; Mary Kay (Jeff) Schlatter, Wausau; Elizabeth (Steve) Wadzinski, Mosinee; Ann (Dale) Mroczenski, Merrill; Christopher (Mary Jo) Gritzmacher, Wausau; Carrie (Troy) Maly, Meadowland, MN; Susan (John) Gutsch, Wausau; and Linda (Bill) Buss, Eland.
He is preceded in death by his father; Eugene Gritzmacher and a sister; Lucy Reeder.
Family would like to give many thanks to Dr. Adedayo Onitilo, nurses and staff who helped care for John. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the U.W. Carbone Cancer center. http://www.uwhealth.org/uw-carbone-cancer-center/cancer/10252
Funeral services will be held at Peace United Church of Christ (1530 Grand Avenue, Schofield) on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 12:00 p.m. Officiated by Rev. Tom Williams. Luncheon to follow.
Family is being assisted by John J. Buettgen Funeral Home at this time. Online condolences can be made at www.HonorOne.com
Just before Wayne left for Vietnam I spent time with him. I am saddened that was the last time I would see him. What a kind, caring good person he was. Peace Ron Lemke
From Sandy (Knetter) Thompson on July 11th, 2015
Taken from us while too young! I was priveleged to be both a Holy Name Grade School and Newman High School classmate. One kind, gentle human being...and so handsome! If ever feeling distressed...one just had to get near Wayne and all would become calm again.
Joe. "the Lone Wolf" Stieber was one lucky fella when he and Kathi became a hot couple in our Senior year. Kathi, another St. Mary's Alumna, was always genuine, vibrant and so much fun to hang out with.
From Sandy (Knetter) Thompson on July 11th, 2015
Kathy was my "best bud and rock and roll dance partner" in high school. Always smiling, ever joking...loved being around that girl! She loved that her first and last name rhymed, Kathy Mathie, until Joe changed all that! A changed she likewise loved! So missed...
Plain and simple, if it wasn't for you, Matt, and all your help in math I would still be in the 11th grade. I miss you more than you will ever know. Meet you again the next time around. Peace, Ron Lemke
Tom was a smart, good, affable guy. He was at Whitewater in 1968, I was in Madison. He called me from the Kollege Klub on a Saturday night. He was in a very good mood. I had just made a date for that evening so passed on meeting him at the KK but we agreed, I thought, that we would meet later at my place and he would crash there. The date was a drag, I waited up for Tom, who never showed. The next morning a news reader reported that Thomas Shultz died in a car crash on the road to Whitewater. I felt real bad. I wrote his aunts who raised him and said I talked to him that last night but left out the part about the bar. I still feel real bad.
Miichael came to my mom's assisted care home and I had the privilege of visiting her at the time. I heard him play the piano and it was beautiful. They loved his visits. What a rare gift and God-given talent. Thank you. Ron Lemke