Greg C. Dobratz, age 67, of Wautoma, died suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday, December 19, 2020.
He was born January 17, 1953 in Milwaukee, the son of Kenneth and Audrey (Brunner) Dobratz. He married Christine “Chris” Mudlitz on December 2, 1978 in Sussex, WI.
Greg was a 1971 graduate of Milwaukee Lutheran High School. He attended the Milwaukee Police Academy and later became a patrol officer Milwaukee Police Department. Greg retired in 2003 as a Tactical Enforcement Officer for Milwaukee Police Department.
He and his wife resided in Milwaukee for many years before moving to rural Wautoma in 2004. An avid outdoorsman, Greg loved hunting, fishing, and trapping. He wrote the Sportsmen’s Corner for The Badge Newsletter for members of the Milwaukee Police Dept. He will be remembered by his loving family as a wonderful cook and baker. He enjoyed canning and making maple syrup. Greg taught Hunter Safety in Milwaukee and later in Wautoma. He also enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Canada and Hayward, WI. He was a member of the Richford Game Club. Greg loved to babysit for his four adoring grandchildren and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Chris Dobratz, Wautoma; one son, Brian (Jamie) Dobratz, Oconomowoc; one daughter, Dr. Katie Jo (Chris) Merideth, Oconomowoc; four special grandchildren, Abigail and Isabelle Dobratz, Sophia and Nash Merideth; one sister, Gail (William) Young, Muskego; two brothers, Jeff (Sue) Dobratz, Elkhorn, Scot Dobratz, Milwaukee. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A public visitation will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 from until 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma. Private family funeral services will follow. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Greg’s memory for the wounded warrior fund. The family is planning a Celebration of Life in Oconomowoc during the summer of 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks will be required and social distancing practices observed at the visitation. www.leiknessfuneralhome.com
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