Gregory Michael Bannach
1952 - 2020
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Gregory Michael Bannach passed away in his home on October 13, 2020. He was born July 23rd, 1952 to Bernard and Marie (Clark) Bannach in Stevens Point, WI. He was the oldest of 7 children, raised in the Town of Keene, WI. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs Junior High School, and briefly attended the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Upon returning to Stevens Point, he obtained his journeyman electrician license. He worked for Robert's Irrigation, A & W Potato Farm, Land's End, and other various employers. Greg retired in 2018.

Greg was blessed with two children and four grandchildren, who were his joy: Elizabeth (Randy) Busch, Park Ridge, WI, and their children Nathan, Jillian, and Benson; Paul Bannach, Stevens Point, WI, and his son Donovan. Greg loved his family very much. Many Sundays were spent at his parents' home after Mass. It was always special when his siblings were able to join for a Sunday afternoon.

Greg will always be remembered for his social and eccentric nature, as well as his sense of humor, quick wit, and laughter. He loved his large extended family, and always tried to figure out how a total stranger could be related to him. He was proud of his Polish heritage, and enjoyed opportunities to dance the Polka and Waltz, which he did with as much grace as any professional. He passed this skill onto his children. Describing himself a "Jack of all trades, and master of none," he had a mechanical mind, which he learned from his father, and enjoyed working with his hands. Greg also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, bird watching, astronomy, gardening, robotics, weather watching, and visiting old friends, as well as making new ones.

Greg is survived by his children and grandchildren listed above. He is also survived by his siblings: Marcia (Ron) Draeger, Spencer, WI, Bernard (Cynde) Bannach, Stevens Point, WI; Bruce (Deborah) Bannach, Germany, Theresa Bannach, Marshfield, WI, and Luann (David) Poffinbarger, Gillett, WI, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Greg was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and infant brother Joseph.

Funeral arrangements have been made with Boston Funeral Home on Wednesday October 21, 2020. Due to the current state of COVID-19 precautions, a private gathering will be held for family, and virtual access will be available for the public through the funeral home website. The burial is open to the public at St. Martin's Cemetery at 2:00 p.m., respecting social distancing and mask wearing. In order to respect the health and safety of the bereaved, there will not be any formal gathering after the funeral.

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Published in Stevens Point News from Oct. 19 to Oct. 23, 2020.
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October 20, 2020
My sincere condolences to the loss of Gregory. I always enjoyed corresponding with Gregory about various electrical issues and it turns out that he is related to my relatives which I found interesting. I was very glad when he explained three phase electrical power to me which was a godsend when I took the Wisconsin Master Electrical Exam Waukesha Area Technical College in Pewaukee, WI and the valuable knowledge that I use on the jobs today. I also enjoyed corresponding about the histories of the Town of Buena Vista and the Town of Pine Grove, in Portage County, WI. May God (Boze) rest his soul. I will remember him in my prayers. Phillip J. Janowski, Town of Hull (Stevens Point), WI.
Phillip J. Janowski
October 19, 2020
I worked with Greg at Landsend. Wonderful wonderful man. Always pleasant always smiling never a bad word. And, yes, he told me where my ancestors used to live and near him. Sad that he's gone...
patti stewaard
Coworker
October 19, 2020
Extending my condolences to the family and siblings of Greg. Knew him thru Uncle Leonard Bannach. Praying daily for him. May he rest in peace.
Angie Derezinski
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October 19, 2020
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Gary Anderson
October 19, 2020
Sure will miss you!
We did have a nice Saturday watching the bald eagles over your home.
Marg. Anderson
Friend
October 18, 2020
I worked with Greg at Lands End some years back. He always had a smile on his face and would help you anyway he could. My prayers to the family. He will truly be missed.
Judy Kalbus
Coworker
October 18, 2020
I worked with Greg at LE. Not directly, but he always had a “good morning” for you. He was a sweet man. My condolences.
Erin
Coworker
October 18, 2020
I have some great memories of Greg during my seven years at Lands' End, and was saddened to hear of his passing. I'll always remember him laughing and telling jokes. My deepest condolences in his passing.
Shawn
Coworker
October 18, 2020
I worked with Greg for Robert's irrigation as a test well driller. We traveled all over the state together looking for water in quantities large enough so the big rig could come in and drill a well for irrigation. Needless to say over those couple Summers we became fairly good friends staying in hotels eating together drinking together and having fun. It was a very strenuous job and at times frustrating . Greg I have good memories of you and the good times that we shared. Godspeed and rest in peace.
Michael Hafemann
Friend
October 18, 2020
Oh my dear "Greggie." We sure had some fun times @ Land's End. You were always such a character! Always good for a laugh. So sad to think I won't be bumping into you anymore, RIP.
Lisa Hoeser
Coworker
October 17, 2020
Greg was one of my best friends in grade school (Roosevelt, Plover). We played a lot during recess. What a great guy!!!!
Patricia Lepinski Bagley
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October 17, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Elizabeth and Paul and the entire family of Greg. I remember seeing Greg dancing the polka and he was always having so much fun dancing! He also had a great smile. Keep his memories and love in your hearts! Prayers for all of you.
Mickey Cychosz
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