Greg Falkowski, 72, of Weston, entered into the loving arms of his Savior on Saturday, May 15, 2021, with his wife, Cheryl, at his side.
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Greg was born the oldest of seven children to the late Edward and Betty (Zank) Falkowski on August 27, 1948 in Wausau.
Greg graduated from D.C. Everest High School in 1966. He was drafted into the United States Air Force after high school and served as a material specialist at Nha Trang AB during the Vietnam War.
He worked for Ferguson Enterprises as a sales representative and retired from more than 40 years in sales. He married Cheryl Kowalski at Peace United Church of Christ on October 2, 1987. In his retirement, Greg worked part-time for K&S Fuel Injection in customer service and was a former funeral assistant at Brainard Funeral Home. He was a faithful member of Covenant Community Presbyterian Church in Weston, where he enjoyed the men’s Bible class. He was a member of Wausau Elks Lodge 248, the Man of Honor Society, bowling leagues, and golf leagues at Rib Mountain Golf Course and Tribute Golf Course.
Greg was a people-person. With his charm, jokes, and knack for conversation, he maintained countless professional and personal relationships over the years. He enjoyed getting out of the house; whether it was spending time on Burrows Lake in the early years or traveling the world with Cheryl on countless trips and cruises, he was in his element seeing new places and meeting new people. Greg was known for his love of cars over the years, maintaining anything he owned in tip-top shape. He loved going out to restaurants for dinner, knowing where to eat a great steak or where the best fish fry was. He will be missed by all the lives he touched.
Greg is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cheryl Falkowski, of Weston; son, Craig Falkowski; step-sons, Mark (Jenny) Kowalski and Keith (Lanae) Kowalski; sister, Pam (John) Flanders; brothers, Mark (Patti), Paul, Glenn (Cindra), Ron, and Rick (Beth). He is further survived by three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, 1806 Weston Avenue, Weston. Masks are required at the church. Pastor Jim Gates will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Military Honors will conclude the service, performed by VFW Burns Post 388 and the United States Air Force. Greg’s service will be livestreamed by Covenant Community Presbyterian church at their website, www.covenantcommunitypc.org/live-stream. The committal service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2021, in the Veteran Memorial Section of Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Greg’s special caregivers following his stroke in 2017; Michaela (Christopher) Kintop, Brenna Raasch, and Christa Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the CCPC Endowment Fund, The Good News Project, and the Man of Honor Society.
Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.bestefh.com.