Greg Haese, 58, of Wrightstown, passed away Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 due to complications of brain cancer. He was born June 29, 1953 to Donald and Virginia (Joosten) Haese in Green Bay, WI. On October 27, 1973, he married Gertie Van De Walle at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wrightstown. Greg was a graduate of Wrightstown High School.
Greg most recently worked at Coating Excellence International as Maintenance Coordinator. Prior to that he worked for OJ Boldt Construction for many years as a Millwright and was a member of Millwright Local 1056. Greg was an avid hunter and musky fisherman, and had a passion for the outdoors. He loved spending time with his family at their cottage on Pelican Lake.
Greg was a member of the De Pere Sportsman's Club.
Greg is survived by his wife, Gertie; one son, Nick Haese of De Pere and one daughter, Jennie and her fiancé, Jason Wisnefske of Clintonville. There is a very special place in his heart for his 'grand pup', Mac. He is also survived by his honorary brothers, Mike, Dave, and Gary Janssen.
Other survivors include his mother and father, Donald and Virginia (Joosten) Haese of Greenleaf; one sister, Delores (Gerald) Lange of Freedom; his mother-in-law, Ileen Van De Walle of Crivitz; brother-in-laws, Merlin (Christine) Van De Walle, Leland (Ann) Van De Walle of Crivitz, and Dan (Sue) Van De Walle of Peshtigo; sister-in-laws Mary (Tom) Steppert of Freedom, Jennie (Kevin) Pillath of Peshtigo, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Friends and family are encouraged to gather on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere, WI from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. Visitation will continue Thursday, April 12, 2012 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 437 Turner Street, Wrightstown, WI beginning at 3:00pm until 6:00pm, when a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Matthew Vik officiating. Please visit ryanfh.com to extend online condolences to the Haese family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Greg's name.
Greg's Family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Groteluschen, Green Bay Oncology, 3rd floor staff at St. Mary's Hospital, and a special friend, Jill Lewandowski and her family from Antigo for all their care and support during this difficult time. They would also like to thank their employers and anyone who has helped in any way to make this journey easier.
Read Greg Haese's Obituary and Guestbook on www.ryanfh.com.