Gregory H. “Whitey” Pfaller, age 69, of Wautoma, passed away peacefully Monday morning, August 21, 2017 at his home.
He was born Nov. 6, 1947 in Milwaukee, the oldest of 10 children to Richard and Marjorie (Stoecker) Pfaller, Sr.
Whitey attended St. Lawrence Grade School and was a graduate of Pius XI High School in Milwaukee. He served his country in the 82nd Airborne of the US Army where he trained West Point Cadets in parachuting. He was employed at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Hospital in Milwaukee for 34 years until his retirement. Later, he moved to Wautoma where he was employed as bartender at Silvercryst for many years.
Whitey was an accomplished golfer attaining 4 holes-in-one during his career and winning several club championships and tournaments. He was an accomplished billiards player winning league championships and MVP in Milwaukee. He also enjoyed bowling earning two “700” game patches.
He is survived by eight siblings, Jerome (Linda) Pfaller, Joseph (Susan) Pfaller, Judeen (Daryl) Richlen, Richard (Paula) Pfaller, Jr., Jane (Mark) Putskey, Kathleen (George) Thompson, Michael (Jane) Pfaller, Ann (Kenneth) Schlimgen; his former wife and lifelong friend, Rosalind; one aunt, Sr. Virginia Pfaller; his godson, Christopher Pfaller; a brother-in-law, Daryl Pilgreen. He is further survived by 29 nieces and nephews, 25 grandnieces and grandnephews, other relatives and many dear friends, including his special friend James Heck, whom he called “my brother from another mother.”
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Beth Pilgreen,
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. James Catholic Church in Neshkoro with Rev. Dale Grubba officiating.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.
Interment services will be held at The Chapel of The Angels at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Milwaukee at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Burial with full military honors will follow.
"A LIFE WELL PLAYED"