Greg L. Doverspike, age 69, of Eau Galle, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand with his family by his side after a four year battle with cancer.
Greg was born on May 4, 1948 in Menomonie. He was the son of Joyce Doverspike and grew up in the Eau Galle and Eau Claire area. Greg graduated from Sacred Heart High School-Lima, rural Durand. After high school, Greg was drafted into the U.S. Army and served stateside for two years and was Honorably Discharged. He married Rita Weber on August 12, 1972 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle. After marriage, they lived in Durand, at which Greg received a business administration degree from UW-Eau Claire. In 1976, Greg and Rita moved to Osseo, where he went to work for Durand Federal Savings and Loan for four years. Greg then worked for Greater Insurance Services for 36 years in Osseo. Greg and Rita moved to Eau Galle in 2007, where Greg remained the rest of his life. Greg retired on June 1, 2016.
Greg enjoyed watching youth, high school and college sports, especially his grandchildren’s events. He was a member of the Osseo Lions Club, Commercial Club, Lake Martha Days Committee, the American Legion and he co-founded the Osseo Holiday Lights. Greg was also a member of the Eau Galle Sportsman Club, St. Henry Catholic Church and he continued his tradition of holiday lights by decorating his house in Eau Galle. Most of all, Greg loved traveling to Branson with his wife, taking his family on vacations and spending time with his grandchildren.
Greg is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rita, two children; Kristine and Eric Tree of Pine Island, MN, Greg C. and Natalie of Durand, four grandchildren; Christopher and Hanna Tree and Madeline and Connor Doverspike, one sister; Georgene (Bob) Sobottka of Eau Galle, one brother; Todd Doverspike of Durand, mother-in-law; Lorraine Weber of Elmwood, many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother; Joyce Doverspike.
Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Saturday, September 2, 2017 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Durand American Legion Post #181. Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred in Greg’s name to the Chippewa Valley Hospital or the Durand Education Foundation.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.