Gregory B. Gamache
Gregory B. Gamache, D.C., 50, of West Bend, entered eternal peace on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at his residence, surrounded by his family.
Greg was born Nov. 19, 1955 in Sioux Falls, S.D. to the late Woodrow and Elsie (nee Raish) Gamache, and graduated from O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls in 1974.
After high school, he attended Palmer Junior College where he completed his undergraduate work. He went on to receive his doctorate of chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduating magna cum laude.
On Dec. 30, 1977 Greg married his soul mate, Kristi Ann Bruhn, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Sioux Falls.
The couple resided in Davenport, Iowa until moving to the West Bend area in 1982, where they began a cherished family of their own.
Greg joined the Lawrence Chiropractic Clinic in 1982 until taking over the practice and building the Woodridge Chiro-practic Clinic in 1995, which became a significant part of the community.
Over the years he continued his education by earning his diplomat of chiropractic orthopedics and was certified as a chiropractic team physician, chiropractic sports injury physician, and board certified in scoliosis.
Greg was gifted with a green thumb, winning the Mayor’s Beautification Award twice.
Among his other passions he loved fireworks, music, bird watching, pheasant hunting and grilling out, experimenting with new recipes.
His patients were a priority, which was shown in the care and concern given to them.
He first coached basketball at Holy Angels and went on to coach and sponsor the Woodridge Chiropractic club basketball teams.
He was an assistant team physician for the West Bend West football team, helped with the Junkyard Dogs semi-pro football team, and was the team physician for the West Bend West basketball team.
Greg was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, the Gridiron Club, West Bend Early Risers Kiwanis, the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Associa-tion, and was on the advisory committee for the Chiropractic Technician program at Moraine Park Technical College.
Above all, his family came first and was the most important to him.
He will be deeply missed and forever in the hearts of his beloved wife of 29 years and best friend, Kristi, and his cherished children, Anthony of Milwaukee, Zachary of West Bend and Elizabeth of West Bend.
He is the dear brother of Gary (Shelley) Gamache of Rapid City, S.D., Sharon Gamache of Quincy, Mass. and Renee (David) Gabel of Sioux Falls; adored son-in-law of Jean and Gerald Bruhn of Sioux Falls; loving brother-in-law of Sheri (Mike) Bruns of Chanhassen, Minn., Mike (Kristin) Bruhn of Minnetoka, Minn., Susan (Steve) LeVasseur of Andover, Minn., Pat (Barb) Bruhn of Sioux Falls, Shelly Bengston of League City, Texas and David (Michelle) Bruhn of Sioux Falls.
Greg will also by missed by nieces, nephews, other special relatives and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Gayle; and his stepmother; Clara Gamache.
A Mass of Christian Burial in honor of Gregory will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend, with Father Gerald Brittain officiating.
Interment will take place in Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will take place on Friday at the church only, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m., with a continued visitation on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for memorials that are given in honor of Gregory.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.
A special thank you to Dr. Gary Herdrich, Dr. Marjorie Vukelich, the staff at Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, Dr. Jonathan Treisman, Jeannie Dettman RN, and the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bonnie and Jill with Aurora Visiting Nurses Association, for all the care and compassion shown to Greg and our family during this time. You truly are a gift from above.