Steven P. Grulke, 66, Mayville, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at University Hospital in Madison.
A visitation will be held Thursday, May 16, from 4-7:30 p.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. On Friday, May 17, a visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horicon with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in the township of Theresa.
Steven was born the son of Reinhard and Norma (Christian) Grulke on April 19, 1953, in Beaver Dam. He was a 1971 graduate of Mayville High School and went on to attend UW-Madison in dairy science. On Dec. 12, 1987, Steven was united in marriage with Nancy Mae Lueck at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (River Church) in the town of Theresa. Together with his family he was a dairy farmer in the town of Theresa until the spring of 2008, he also drove school bus for the Mayville School District for several years, and was currently employed by Gundrum Trucking of Slinger.
Steven was a member of St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horicon. He was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (River Church) where he served on several boards; the men’s and mixed choirs and was the secretary and treasurer for the Immanuel Cemetery for many years. He was a general leader of Mayville Lucky Clovers 4-H Club for 46 years and was a FFA alumni member. He was a member of the Dodge County Holstein Breeders Association, board member of the Dodge County Farm Bureau and was on the Dodge County Forage Counsel. Steven loved to read, he enjoyed caring for the animals on the farm and loved helping his kids show animals at the Dodge County Fair. Steven truly loved his family.
He will be missed by his wife of 31 years, Nancy; children, Alison Grulke, Cassandra Grulke, and Paul (special friend Jenna Auchterhof) Grulke all of Mayville; his brothers and sister, Carolyn (Peter) Thompson of Mayville, Fredrick (Sandy) Grulke of Mayville, Eugene (Cheryl) Grulke of Lomira, and Richard (Terri) Grulke of Beaver Dam; his brothers-in-law, Garold (Susie) Bartel of Scandinavia, Wisconsin, and Steve (Linda) Zastrow of Juneau. Steven is further survived by other relatives and friends.
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He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Phyllis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Grulke Family.
The family thanks the medical staff on the UW neurosurgical floor for their wonderful care. Thank you for everything you did for Steve.
Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. To make an online condolence or for more information visit www.KoepsellFH.com.