Richard “Dick” A. Gerlikowski, 68, Green Bay, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 8, 1954, in Green Bay to the late Norbert and Delphine (Blajeski) Gerlikowski. Dick was a graduate of Premontre High School with the class of 1972. On September 13, 1974, he married Linda Steinfeldt at Atonement Lutheran Church in Green Bay. Dick worked as a salesman in the beverage industry for many years and created numerous relationships with his customers. He retired in 2017. Dick was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling and being in the woods. His times spent in Little Sturgeon and later on in Armstrong Creek brought many great memories. Dick enjoyed bear camp up in Minnesota, ice fishing in Canada and the second week of deer season doing drives with the Sticka’s. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, never missing any of their sporting events. Dick also served as a coach with St. Philip and Babe Ruth baseball when his children were young. He was known for making booyah and unforgettable fish frys. Dick was the life of the party and could strike up a conversation with anyone and told long stories. He and his dog Remington “Remy” were inseparable. Dick was willing to lend a hand or tool, to anybody in need. He will be missed by his “cronies” at the Bar East and The Blue Roof in Armstrong Creek. But more importantly, he loved his family more than anything.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; children, Tonya (Greg) Lemens, Kasie (Collin) Holloway, Brandon (Carrie) Gerlikowski, Courtney (fiancé, Matt Goll) Gerlikowski and Blake Gerlikowski; grandchildren, Tyler, Jonathan and Ashley Lemens; Mikael and Calla Holloway; Elyse and Emma Gerlikowski; Jaxson and Carter Goll; and Hailey Gerlikowski; siblings, Marilyn (Jerry) Jauquet, Jeanne Miller and Dawn (Randy) Krull; special family members, Katie and Casey Mleziva and their children, Cooper and Jace; Jason Johnson; and Adam and Jamie Frizzo and their children, Stella and Davis; and Lori Bowen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bruce (Mary Kay) Steinfeldt, Elizabeth (Brian) Hopewell and Harvey (Sue) Steinfeldt; special friends, Terry Wiensch, Jason “Doobie” DuBois and John Criel; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial service will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established. The family kindly requests no flowers.
The family would like to thank Dr. Alshahrouri and the Bellin ICU team for all of their care and compassion. Also to their close friends and family for their love and support.