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Michael F. Grulke

Michael F. Grulke Michael F. Grulke

Michael F. Grulke, 51 of Oconomowoc, passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2022, at his home.
Michael was born the son of Fredrick and Sandra (Koepsell) on Dececember 19, 1970. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran River Church Town of Theresa, where he also attended his first eight years of school.
Michael graduated from Mayville High School in 1989 and graduated from UW-Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
Mike was instrumental in planning and designing the AGR house remodeling, was on numerous boards as well as the board of directors and held many other offices. Michael obtained his P.E. engineering title and was an engineer for the City of Waukesha.
Mike was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.
His favorite pastime was fishing and traveling to many different states.
Michael had a loving, kind and generous heart and was the family diplomat. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his parents; brothers, Matthew (Dawn) Grulke of Lomira, and Shawn (Michelle) Grulke of Mayville; sisters, Melinda Grulke of Sun Prairie and Sarah (Vince) Barnes of Little Rock, AR; five nieces, India and Asia Barnes, Molly Grulke, Maxine and Simone Chapman; three nephews, Lamonte Grulke, LaDavid Arberry and LaVonte Arberry; and other relatives and friends.
Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Grulke of Mayville, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Koepsell of Hartford; two uncles, Steven Grulke and Frank Feucht of Mayville and his aunt, Phyllis Bartel of Scandinavia.
Visitation for Michael will be held at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Oconomowoc,  on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 1 to 3 pm, followed by the memorial service at 3 p.m. Rev Lance O’Donnell and Rev. Jason Schockman will officiate. Please join us for a celebration of life luncheon at the church following the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
The Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at