John ‘Jack’ Gremminger, 86


John L. "Jack" Gremminger, 86, passed away on May 17, 2011, at Kathy Hospice of West Bend.

He was born in Fond du Lac and raised in Campbellsport. After schooling, he entered the Merchant Marines during World War II and later the U.S. Coast Guard. He returned home and worked in Milwaukee for several years, then began his career as a meat cutter at A&P Food Store in Menomonee Falls in 1948. He worked there for 34 years and then worked for Hansen’s in Slinger and Richfield until his retirement in 1990. He loved fishing, playing his guitar and especially loved spending time with his family. Jack was a member of St. Mary’s in Barton and the Meat Cutter’s Union.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (nee Martin); children, John Paul (Dee C.) of North Fond du Lac, LeeAnn (Brian) Reindl of Howards Grove and Andrew (Ronna) of Sheboygan; seven grandchildren, Tessa (Jason) Stoeger, Patricia (Christopher) Reed, Kathryn (Micah) Marshall, Abigail Lockwood, Jayson, Rachel and David Gremminger; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Carr and Georgia (Duane) Petersen; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Gremminger. He is further survived by sisters in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Esther (nee Beyer); and a brother, Neal Gremminger.

The memorial Mass will be on Saturday, May 21, at noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Barton with the Rev. Mike Moran presiding. The Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass, also at the church. Interment of cremains will take place at (New) St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials to Albrecht Free Clinic, Kathy Hospice, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church would be appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lori and all the nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital and Kathy hospice for the special care and comfort they gave Jack.