Paul Gregurich, age 65, of Deerbrook, died on November 11, 2023 at his home under the care of his family and LeRoyer Hospice. He was born on September 11, 1958 in Antigo, a son of Laddie and Lylas (Warner) Gregurich. He married Charlene Hunt on July 25, 1992, in Rockford, IL.
Adventurer, entrepreneur, and artist, Paul led a full life. For 27 years he owned PGCI (Paul Gregurich Construction, Inc.) doing custom woodwork all over the world, he specialized in freestanding staircases.
While living in Washington State, he was very involved in the Search and Rescue (SAR) community. Paul loved Elk hunting and being in the mountains but his passion was the dogs he owned over the years, they were his constant companions.
In 2015 he returned to the family farm in the town of Neva. He enjoyed working with his hands creating many art pieces out of wood, metal, and stone. He was a member of Antigo Visual Arts.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene; a sister, Melissa (Ron) Skorie of White Lake; five brothers, David (Cathy) Gregurich of Deerbrook, Tim (Maureen) Gregurich of Antigo, Tom (Bonnie) Gregurich of Deerbook, Tony (Joanne) Gregurich of Wausau, and Joe Gregurich of Greenville. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Diane Swanson and Sandie Penberthy
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 19 at 3 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Chaplain Dick Kendall officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
"Paul and I served together, in SAR - Search and Rescue. This was during the time frame 2006 - 2016. We both worked about 10 years each, at The Clark County Search and Rescue Team. We overlapped about 5 years. Paul was a supervisor, most of that time. I believe he was head of SAR, for a while. There are several SAR organization in the area. We moved around from on to another, but we all knew each other at the working level. We would be mixed tougher, on missions. We searched for missing persona and did crime scene searcheers. Paul will be missed. John Polos, Batle Ground, Wa."
"Dave and Cathy family so sorry for your loss prayers for all ???"
"Met Paul in 7th grade, we stacked each other's locker, we pushed each other down a flight of stairs, yet we were friends "