Gregory Victor Koller
Koller, Gregory Victor Born in Milwaukee, WI, on July 7, 1950 made his transition unexpectedly on July 4, 2011. Beloved husband of Judie for 33 years. He was one of four children born to the late Victor (Helen) and Gloria Koller. Greg will be forever honored by his loving children Anne and Ben, devoted sisters Marilyn Haroldson (Bruce) and Linda Grieshaber (Don) and brother Harold Koller (Manu), cherished nieces and nephew, godchildren and the many friends he touched with his kindness and humor. Greg inspired people to step into their own greatness and challenge themselves to ask "How do you want to show up in life?" Greg was a graduate of St. Norbert's College, CEO of ProStar, Inc, and spent his life in the inner city of Milwaukee as an industry leader in wood flooring. He was passionate about the betterment of his family and community while taking pride in his work in numerous Milwaukee community projects including: Boys & Girls Clubs, Milwaukee Bucks, Marquette University, Milwaukee Art Museum and countless schools and universities. In 2010, he was awarded the Inner City Business of the Year Award for being a loyal and successful businessman. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2011, at the Bradley Center, East Atrium, 1001 North 4th Street Gate A, Milwaukee 53203 with visitation from 1PM until the time of service at 4PM.

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jul. 7, 2011.
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Hello Greg and family time moves way to fast. Greg I think of you often and how you would always light up a room with you laughter and humor. It is missed more than you know. I know you are hanging out with Grandma/Grandpa and all our Aunts and Uncles tell them all we miss them and will never forget about you all.
Love ya,
Rick M
Rick Moncher
July 1, 2020
Dear Family
I Worked For the Family in the 90" Had a Lot of great times on the Road. My Sympathy.

John Jacobs
John Jacobs
August 6, 2011
Dear Judie,Ben,Ann,Bruce,Marilyn,Hal and Linda...The Koller/Haroldson family has played a significant part in my life. A big part of who I am today is because of these two families.
Chris Lanser ( and Trish)
Chris Lanser
August 3, 2011
As our life paths crossed, it was always a pleasure. See you again.
Robert Fisher
July 20, 2011
I don't know how to say how sorry I am about Greg passing. I'm sure it was a shock for his immediate family and a loss for his extended family as well.
I am sorry too, that I did not keep up with Greg's family as they are also my family.
Rest in Peace Greg. Though you are not here in body, I know your spirit lives forever.
Love to Marilyn, Linda and Hal. This just adds more sorrow for you to share. I hope it brings you all closer together.
Carol Pemrich Hauser
July 17, 2011
Sending our love & prayers to Ben an his family. Your father definitely knew how to light up a room and always had a smile. What an amazing man and asset to our community. His passion for life was so contagious.

So sorry we were unable to attend his service but sending our love.
Our deepest sympathies,
Dan & Lisette Gadzuric
Lisette & Dan Gadzuric
July 15, 2011
Dear Judee, Anne, Ben and family:
Eileen and I read Greg's obituary together. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for all. Sorry we did not see the notice in time to attend Greg's service.
Paul Zettel
July 14, 2011

I am so sory to learn of the death of your friend, lover and husband. We had so many great times when I worked with him moving houses at the hospital and latter after you moved in of Galena. May you draw peace and comfort from all the great memories and joys you shared. Greg indeed lived life to the fullest and I know you were always his one love.

May God grant you comfort during these difficut times.

John Bechler,
[email protected]
July 14, 2011
Judie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
Melissa Walker
July 13, 2011
My deepest sympathies go out to Anne, Judie, and Ben. Greg was such a wonderful person and always knew how to brighten a room and make everyone smile.
Jessica Kerkman (Wolniakowski)
July 13, 2011
I was very sorry to read about the death of Greg. We were both members of the Village Church, in Milwaukee, and worked, side by side, to renovate and transform the building from a bar to a church. I know that he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Gerald Reiser
July 13, 2011
Judie, sorry to hear of your loss.
Ray Verhasselt
July 11, 2011
Knowing Greg for over half my life, I lost a good friend, a business partner, and will miss Greg immensely. I remember the first day I met him and the first day I met Judie. I thank Greg for all he shared with me, taught me, and just being. My life would not be what it is today without Greg. May our souls meet again one day.
Debbie Smith
July 10, 2011
Judie, Ann, and Ben. I have no words to express my sorrow at hearing of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Penney Morse
July 9, 2011
Judie, My Deepest Sympathy to all of you. What a loss. You don't really know me but I've heard a lot about you from Deb and my husband, Leo, used to come to pickup supplies at ProStar from Greg so I feel like I know you. Mother of Wayne @ Aero Wood Floors. Donna Smith
Donna Smith
July 9, 2011
Judie, Anne and Ben-
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Greg fondly, and I hope that you are able to find peace during this exceptionally difficult time.
Mary Clare Connolly
July 8, 2011
"Bottle of red. bottle of white"
Our Favorite Italian Restaurant.
Billy Joel

My friend, I never thought it would be,
Neither did you,
But it was the last red at our italian
For you are home now
And I miss you already;
Whoever knows when God calls us home,
And those of us left behind, are with
Broken hearts and tears that only time
will heal.
Goodbye my friend,
My life has been better that God Allowed our paths to cross,
Good bye, I will miss you,
And I will miss having a red with You at our favortie italian restaurant.
Ronald McCann
Ron Wilke
July 8, 2011
Dear Judie, Anne and Ben, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. Although we only saw each other some years ago we played together when we were kids. He was a good person like the rest of the Kollers.... Regards, Mark Krupp and family
Mark Krupp
July 8, 2011
Dear Judie, Anne and Ben,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Greg. You will all be in our thoughts. May you find great peace and joy in the character that he leaves as his legacy in each of you.
Kelly and Rick Ottman
July 8, 2011
Dear Judee, and family, I was so sorry to hear of Greg's passing, I will always remember his possitive outlook on life. I will always miss his great sense of humor, He was such a family man, he was always there for all of our familys events. Our whole family will seriously miss him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We will be there on Friday. We love you. Kathy & Bill Delker (Gabrielsen)
Kathy Gabrielsen/Delker
July 7, 2011
Dear Judie, Anne, and Ben,
I will always remember what a kind and generous man Greg was. I am truly blessed to have known him and his wonderful family. God bless you in your grief and healing. LisaAnn Trembath
July 7, 2011
He will be missed! ~ Karen Alvarado
July 7, 2011
Dear Judie, Ben and Anne,
I was stunned and saddened to hear of Greg's death. He played an important part in our lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nancy Merriman
July 7, 2011
Judie, Annie & Ben,
We are so sorry for your loss. Sorry that we won't be there. You are in our prayers.
Cowboy says - Ben don't eat too many chicken legs.
Janet & Steve Praschak
July 7, 2011
Dear Judie, Ben, Anne and the entire family...what a crazy loss this is. As everyone has stated, Greg was a true light to fill up any dark room and a bright smile to go right along with it. A most wonderful cousin. My memories of him will make me smile forever. Happy Birthday Greg!!!

Love and Blessings to all of you!
Kristen Koller Petermann
July 7, 2011
Sending all my love. Wish I could be there. Uncle Greg always had a bright smile and hug for me whenever I saw him. Love, Rach
July 7, 2011
Dear Judie and Family,
On behalf of everyone at the credit union here in Honokaa I wanted to extend our deepest Aloha and Love to you all. Greg always brightened our day whenever he made an appearance, and his good humor will be greatly missed by all.

Many blessings to you all,

The Staff of the North Hawaii Community FCU
July 7, 2011
Linda and the rest of the Koller family,
I was so sorry to hear about Greg's suddenly passing. I remember him for his smiling approach to life, and his drive to find the good in everything. May God continue to hold you all close in the coming weeks.
Greg Naumann
Greg Naumann
July 7, 2011
Judie, So sorry we can't be there but you and your family will be in our prayers, Greg was such a loving and giving person and he will be sadly missed. Ed and Mary Nohr(cousin)
July 7, 2011
Judie, Ben & Anne - Sending my deepest sympathies to you all. I am sorry I can not be with you tomorrow, but hope the love and community you share with friends and family will help carry you through. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. love, Marnie Biemann Komp
July 7, 2011
To my cousin Greg thank you so much for being a part of my life you always brought laughter and happiness to everything around you and I always admired that about you. I will miss you very much, even though we didnt see each other as much as we should of the time we did spend was always quality time. Please say hi to everyone for me up there, I miss you all. Judie and kids, Tina and I are so sorry for your loss may the good lord comfort you during this difficult time we love you, and will be here for you anytime you need us.
Rick M
July 7, 2011
Dear Judie,
My heart sank when I read your email this morning. I write this with tears in my eyes, I know what a sudden and powerful experience this must be for you! Your story about what happend on July 4th really touched my heart.
During this time when you are feeling so much loss, I hope you can take solace in knowing that he he has not left your side, he walks with you in spirit now. I will say prayers for you and all your family...please let me know if there is anything I can do back here in Hawaii. My heart & my love go out to you all! Blessings, Rev. Ana Jones
Ana Jones
July 7, 2011
Our love and support go out to the family. Knowing Greg was a bright spot for everyone who met him. I will always hold a picture of him in mind with that special youthful twinkle he always had in his eye - not unlike a kid that had something up his sleeve. What a joy to have been able to call him my friend. Love to you all we will be with you in spirit as you celebrate this wonderful man's life. Anything we can ever to, please let us know.
Karen Ostlie
July 7, 2011
Judy, So sad and sorry about Greg i told Razz what i remember most was his smile and his pleasure when seeing us and others, I know he is with our LoRD and so thankful and kind of jealous, take good care of yourself.Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the kids and the entire family..
cindy rasmussen
July 7, 2011
Judie, Prayers are with you and your family,you don't find happy and positive people like Greg often.He will be missed by many.
Gary/Cindy Ort
July 7, 2011
Farewell my good friend. I'll miss you.
Dan McQuillin
July 7, 2011
Dear Judie, Ben and Anne- What a great loss for all! Greg spread light and love everywhere and to everyone...Dave was in tears last night when you called, Judie. Lindy said she had ironically just been looking for Anne on Facebook! We will keep you close in our hearts. We are so thankful that Greg was in our lives. May he rest in peace and continued joy. Hugs and love.
Dave and Dee Hart
July 7, 2011
Dear Judie, Ben and Anne - we were deeply saddened by the news of Greg's passing. It was an absolute privilege to have known him. Truly an amazing man. Our hearts go out to you. - All our love, Norm and Michelle McGee
July 7, 2011
Greg was a true gentlemen teaching us all what life was really about. He will be sadly missed. prayers & love to the family.
Doug/Michelle Harvey
July 7, 2011
Dear Judie and family,
"So sad to say goodbye to Greg, he meant so much to my family.I was always very proud of my cousin, I will miss him. He always made you feel important. Trying to get to the service. Hope to give you a hug. " Penny, Tom, Rebecca and Jimmy
Penny Gabrielsen-Cullen
July 7, 2011
Thoughts and prayers .... and love.
Debbie Pugh
(Tinley Park/ The Villages
July 7, 2011
Carol Stark
July 7, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Dan Gabrielsen
July 7, 2011
So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Greg.
I really enjoyed working with him as a service provider.
You have my sincere sympathies, support, and prayers.
Larry Michael
The Brehmer Agency
July 7, 2011
Dear Judee,Anne,Ben,Harold,Marlyn,Linda:
My heart is so sad right now! I will not be with you on Friday due to some work issues,but my mind will always be with Greg! He really ment alot to me! I always loved to joke around with him! My family wish the best for all of you! If there is anything you need please let me know!

I love you all very much!
My deepest sympathy!
Jimmy Finn & Family
Jimmy Finn
July 7, 2011
Dear Judee, Anne, Ben & family,
Words can't express how saddened we were by Greg's death. We will be in Florida on Friday, but our hearts and prayers will be with your family.
Much love,
Maggie & Trig Haroldson
Maggie Haroldson
July 7, 2011