Gary K. Wieseckel, 74
Nov. 20, 1941 — April 5, 2016
Gary K. Wieseckel, 74, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Angel’s Grace Hospice.
Gary was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Sheboygan, the son of Gilbert and Lucy (Karls) Wieseckel. He was a 1959 graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School. On July 17, 1963, Gary married Joanne Platz in Elkhart Lake. They were married 48 years and had five children. Gary started Falls Janitorial Service and was the owner/operator for more than 10 years. He then went to work at the Kohler Co. and worked in pottery for more than 30 years.
Gary was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls. He was an active member of the Sheboygan Falls Jaycees and a Falls Fest founder. He was involved with the Old Timers Club, delivered for Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club. Gary enjoyed genealogy, playing cards, hunting, fishing, golfing, word puzzles, spending time with family and friends and attending his grandchildren’s many sporting activities.
Gary is survived by his daughter, Jill (Robert) Burkard of Oconomowoc; his three sons, Joel (Dianne) Wieseckel of Sussex, David (Linda) Wieseckel of Las Vegas and Matthew (Kristen) Wieseckel of Madison; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Voigt of Sheboygan and Carol Bork of West Bend; one brother, John (Ann) Wieseckel of Sheboygan Falls; and his former wife, Joanne Wieseckel. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Patrick Wieseckel, and one brother-in-law, Patrick Bork.
A Memorial Mass to celebrate Gary’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Bob Lotz officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Sheboygan Falls.
Relatives and friends may gather from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 9, at the church.
A memorial fund has been established in Gary’s name for Angels Grace Hospice, P.O. Box 1639, Waukesha, WI 53187.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff of Angels Grace Hospice for all the care and compassion that was given to their dad, Gary.
For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.
The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls is assisting Gary’s family with arrangements: 920-467-3431.