Obit: Grefsheim, Alan Roger (1944 - 2018)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Grefsheim, Gullickson, Herring, Jansen
----Source: The Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, WI) 1/14/2019
Grefsheim, Alan Roger (9 SEP 1944 - 27 DEC 2018)
With great sadness the family of Alan Roger Grefsheim announces his passing on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at the age of 74.
Alan was born on Sept. 9, 1944 to Arvis (Gullickson) Grefsheim and Roger T. Grefsheim.
He was an excellent chef; he loved to cook and cook meals for loved ones and friends.
He graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1966 as a culinary chef. He then attended the National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo, Ohio. After many years of running his own kitchens, he went into institutional food sales with Milwaukee Cheese Company and then Reinhart Foodservice. He was a gifted salesman for more than 25 years. Most recently, Alan and his wife Linda became first responders in Rusk County in 2008. Since 1999, they owned and operated Bay View Resort in Island Lake.
Not only did Alan have a passion for cooking, but he was a sporting enthusiast. Any day you could find Alan hunting with his prized hunting dogs or fishing on the lake. Alan loved to be outdoors whether it was hunting, fishing, ATV riding, boating, antiquing, or attending auctions. He enjoyed anything that got him outside in the fresh air, fields, streams and on lakes.
He was a hard-working man, a loving husband to Linda for 41 years, and a proud father of two Marine Corps veterans, Scott and Ryan — Semper Fi.
Alan is survived by his wife, Linda (Herring) Grefsheim; his sons, Scott (Jessica) Grefsheim of Eau Claire and Ryan Grefsheim of Midway, Utah; his sister, Judith (Bob) Jansen of West Olive, Mich.; his step-grandchildren, Zack and Brittany; his nieces, nephews and extended family, and his beloved hunting dogs.
A celebration of Alan’s life will take place at his beloved Bay View Resort on Saturday, June 8.
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