Alan L. Grulke, of Waukesha, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 68. He was born on August 30, 1954, in Oconomowoc, the son of Arthur L. and Delores M. (nee: Lembke) Grulke. He graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1972. On January 3, 1976, he married the former Patricia Greenwaldt at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church in Waukesha. He was a longtime member at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church. Alan retired from GE Medical Systems where he enjoyed his career as a draftsman and CAD Designer. He enjoyed golfing, sports of all kinds, officiating high school basketball, and his family cabin on Buckatabon Lake in Conover, Wisconsin. In retirement he was passionate about Pickleball encouraging others to learn and enjoy the game.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Pat, of Waukesha, along with his children; Katie (Brad) Kuntz of Waukesha, Michael (Angel) Grulke of Neenah, and Mitchell (Dani) Grulke of North Prairie. He had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren; Brody and Lena Kuntz, Oliver and Harvey Grulke, and Winona and Callie Grulke. He is further survived by his mother Delores Grulke of Waukesha, his brother Randy “Buck” (Sandi) Grulke of Pewaukee, and his sisters; Carole (Ron) Wolter of Waukesha and Kathy Dennig of Waukesha, brothers-in-law Jim (Debbie) Greenwaldt of Ogema, Tom (Debbie) Greenwaldt of Waukesha, sister-in-law Anne (Rhod) Soutar of Rhinelander, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur L. Grulke.
Visitation will be held Saturday December 3, 2022, from 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:30 AM at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church 700 Beechwood Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186. In lieu of flowers the family requests that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Grace Ev. Lutheran Church.
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