Gregory Kinsman, age 64, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 2:07 p.m. at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, WI.
Greg was born on July 16, 1955 in Green Bay, WI to Richard and Bonnie (Vander Wegen) Kinsman. Greg graduated Rice Lake High School in 1973 and went on to graduate from University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 1977 with degrees in Animal Science, Mathematics and Chemistry. He enjoyed a career in Animal Nutrition and Chemical Engineering.
Greg met the love of his life Michelle Marie Paquette in River Falls, WI. They were married on May 28, 1983 in Ellsworth, WI.
Greg truly lived life to the fullest and enjoyed sharing his passions for hunting, riding horses, snowmobiling, all things outdoors, spending time with his family and most recently fine-tuning his culinary skills with his PitBoss.
He was an instant friend to everyone he met. Greg had a contagious laugh and always a positive attitude in every aspect of his life no matter what. He always had a helping hand for others and gave the best advice. His smile and goofy sense of humor filled the lives of those around him with laughter.
“Pookie” as he was called by Michelle and “Pappy” as he was called by his children and granddaughter, will forever be loved infinitely past infinity. He was a strong, loving, unwavering optimist and a father, son, husband and friend who always had time for those he loved.
Left to honor and remember his love, until they meet again, are his beloved wife of 36 years, Michelle; his children, Jennifer, Matthew (Mandy) and Justine; his granddaughter, Callie; his father, Richard; his brother, John and mother-in-law, Joan (Bluhm) Paquette. Loved ones that cleared the path for Greg are his mother, Bonnie, and sister, Jill.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Foundation Church, 9127 County J, Minocqua, WI.
A second Celebration of Life will be held in Illinois on Friday, November 8 at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Matthew and Mandy in Princeton, IL.
Guests are encouraged to share memories and stories of Greg at the celebrations. Memories may also be shared at gregory-
“God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped His arms around you,
And whispered, “Come unto me.”
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
And so he gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
So when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain.
I could not wish you to come back,
To suffer that all again.”