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David W. Grulkowski

Sep 04, 1947 - May 25, 2023


David W. Grulkowski, age 75, of Sheboygan, died on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at St. Nicholas Hospital. Dave was born on September 4, 1947, the son of the late Leonard and Florence (Pavlichek) Grulkowski.
He attended and graduated from Wittenberg High School in 1965. Dave then was drafted into the United States Army in 1966, serving in Vietnam from September of 1967, until he came home in September 1968. Dave then started at Kohler Company in 1969 and retired after 41 years in 2009. Dave married Sandra Behnke on April 29, 1972, and they celebrated 51 years.
He loved to hunt, fish, and hang out with his friends and family. Dave also liked to play guitar with his brothers, his friends, and best friend John Tryba who played drums.
Dave is survived by his wife, Sandra Grulkowski; his children, Anthony (Renee) Grulkowski, Lee Grulkowski, and Stacey Grulkowski; a grandchild, Felicia Princl; sister, Jane Mishnick; his brothers, Larry (Kathy) Grulkowski, Mark Grulkowski, and Steve (Lisa) Grulkowski. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Earl, and Elvina Behnke.
A memorial service for Dave will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan with Fr. Paul Fliss officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. A special thanks to Davita, for taking good care of Dave.

Memorial Service

Date: Wednesday May 31, 2023
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]


Date: Wednesday May 31, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Sissy Strickland

Sandy, oh, I am so sorry for your loss of your Dave, only a few short days after my Ron. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sissy Strickland

David/Judy Castillo

Our dear friends, Sandy and family. It is with great sorrow to hear of Dave's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Dave was a good man and friend and will be missed by everyone who knew him. We will miss his smile and laughter. Love your friends, David and Judy Castillo

Kaylene Holzem Baetz

Sandy and Family My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers....Lotsa good times and memories from yrs ago. God 's Blessings....Always Kaylene

Mary Poag

Dave was so generous and so kind. I’ll never forget what he did for me. I am so sorry for your loss he was a good man.

Dennis Grulkowski

So sorry for your family's loss. It is always so hard, but time will heal the broken heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers..