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Gregory A. Wieck

Gregory A. Wieck, aka “Walking Sunshine” age 68, of Kentwood, went to Heaven to be with his Lord on Friday, September 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jane; brother, Gary Lee Wieck; parents in-law, Ralph and MaryLou Schantz. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Cindy Wieck; his two children, Todd Alan and Jody Wieck, Daniel Keith and Nicole Wieck; grandchildren, Alexander Robert, Makayla Ashley, Emma Jean; father, Edgar Wieck; brothers, Karl and Jill Wieck, Brian and Linda Wieck; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dee Wieck, Dawn and Lloyd Kilmer, John and Doris Schantz, Randy Schantz, Karen Nicholson; several loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Gregory graduated from Central Michigan with an accounting degree. He worked for the post office for 46 years, was heavily involved in the Letter Carriers Union as well as loved serving his community. He was an outgoing individual who greeted everyone with a smile.  Greg loved supporting his Michigan team sports: the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan, and any other Michigan teams. He was the guardian of family and showed his loving kindness to everyone.

A private family memorial service will be held. Those who wish to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the needs of the family for funeral expenses. A Go Fund Me page has been set up at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gregory-wieck-memory-fund

  1. We are so extremely sorry for your loss. Greg was an incredible man and loved by so many. He was our postal carrier for the past 4 years and not a day went by that he didn’t greet us, smiling, talking to our dog that always let him know she was here. 🐕

    He was so kind and always a delight. We would run him out water in the hot summer to make sure he was hydrated. Our neighborhood will miss seeing him everyday. 💙

    I pray for God to comfort you in this sad time.

    Love, The Robrahn’s

    - The Robrahn Gamily
  2. Dear Wieck family,

    Our family was saddened to hear of Greg’s passing, but we are rejoicing with you that he is in heaven with our Lord. Our boys were always excited when “Mailman Greg” would drive by and wave and it was a special treat when we got to talk to him if he had a package for us. He knew us all and greeted us by name, something that very few mail carriers do. We will miss him!

    Praying for you all in the weeks and months to come.

    Love, The Shultz Family of Easy Street

    - Rob and Susie Shultz
  3. We will miss hearing his mail wagon coming
    down the road but most of all the many fun
    conversations. RIP Greg!

    - Tim & Carol Haynes
  4. We were so sorry to hear about Greg passing. He was our mailman. Greg was an amazing man who always had a smile on his face. He was one of the nicest people we knew. We will miss him. 😢

    - Andrew and Hiliary Dykstra
  5. Our hearts are so saddened by Greggs passing. He was our Mailman as long as he had our area, and got very close to my husband, Bill…HGe had Nothing bad to say about anyone, and was always willing to help.. We are praying for his family.. May God bless you all…Lesley

    - Bill and Lesley Boelens
  6. To say that Greg will be greatly missed by so many on his route would be a huge understatement. Always a treat to see his smiling face and have a brief conversation with him. A true “people person”. who really seemed to enjoy his interactions with those he saw every day!

    - Steve and Sharon Miner
  7. Cindy, Todd, Dan and Family,
    I am saddened to hear about Greg. I’m so very sorry for your loss, it’s never easy to lose a loved one. I will always have fond memories of our families getting together a lot when us kids were young. Greg was a wonderful person, I will always remember his big smile. I’m sure my dad Bill Cole met him at the pearly gates… It was a “Postal Reunion”. God bless all of you.

    - Michelle Cole VandenBerg
  8. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Greg.
    My wife and I always enjoyed his positive outlook on life
    Greg always enjoyed asking me about arriving too early while I was grilling.
    He did enjoy a rack of ribs I had left for him. Only to return our empty container with a note inside, u know what this means😀
    Our deepest condolences to your family.
    You will be missed, but never forgotten 🙏🙏🙏 RIP 🙏 🙏 🙏

    - Paul & Diane Ketchum
  9. Greg will be terribly missed by everyone on his route. He always had a smile on his face and friendly wave and he knew everyone by name. He was a genuinely caring human. May his family find comfort in their memories of “Walking Sunshine” and may they find joy in knowing the positive impact Greg had on his route.

    - Ken & Cheryl Wirsing
  10. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Greg.
    My wife and I always enjoyed his positive outlook on life
    Greg always enjoyed asking me about arriving too early while I was grilling.
    He did enjoy a rack of ribs I had left for him. Only to return our empty container with a note inside, u know what this means😀
    Our deepest condolences to your family.
    You will be missed, but never forgotten 🙏🙏🙏 RIP 🙏 🙏 🙏
    Paul & Diane Ketchum

    - Paul & Diane Ketchum
  11. I am SO sorry for your loss. Greg was a GREAT guy to work with. He always had a smile and positive attitude. He touched more lives than you will ever know. He was always welcoming to new carriers. I’m sure I speak for all carriers that he will be missed and we will miss his warm welcome and thoughtfulness. Praying for your family at this difficult time.

    - Nick Gleason
  12. We are so saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. I loved the days when I was able to chat with him, if only of a few seconds, while he was on his route. His presence will be terribly missed in Rolling Hills Estates. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

    - Nicole L.
  13. I can’t think of any better tribute to a person than this: Every time I saw Greg, I felt better and happier for the encounter. I am deeply saddened that he and his rare gift are no longer with us. May we all take a bit of inspiration from his memory.

    - Jeff Johnston
  14. Greg was our neighbor for 20 years. Every time we saw Greg he had a huge smile and a welcoming hello! We enjoyed our many conversations, and will greatly miss him. Greg made the world a better place. Rest In Peace my friend.

    The Sakshaugs

    - Sakshaug family
  15. I can think of no greater tribute to a person than this: Every time I saw Greg, I felt better and happier for the encounter. I am deeply saddened that he and his rare talent for spreading joy are no longer with us. May we all take inspiration from our memories of him.
    [Note to moderator: I tried to submit this before and was unable to tell if it was successfully sent.]

    - Jeff Johnston
  16. To The Wieck Family, Our Saddens will Go on For A long Time As I walk to our Male Box and Think Of Seeing Greg or be Able to talk with Him I Pray For Gregs Family At this Unthinkable Time He Was A Incredible Person Always Took time to talk We will Pray For your Family God Bless Debra And Bill Weidenfeller

    - Bill &Debra Weidenfeller
  17. Rest In Peace Brother. Your untimely demise is tragic. You will be greatly missed at our monthly dinners. So hard to believe.

    - Joe Ellis
  18. Praying for the family, I’m so sorry to hear about Greg. He will be dearly missed by all of his NALC family.

    - Louis Cooper (Coop)
  19. Dear Wieck family,

    We are so sad to hear about the loss of Greg. May you find comfort in knowing that his smile and kindness brought much joy to so many people. We will miss his genuine kindness and our inside joke about thin mints. We looked forward to getting our mail each day. Even if it was just a wave and a smile or a short chat, he always brightened up our day! We hope and pray that you will be comforted by your memories of Greg.

    In our thoughts and prayers–
    Tony and Miranda Turmel

    - Tony & Miranda Turmel
  20. Thoughts and prayers are with the Wieck family. Greg was a great guy and will miss his smile and laugh everyday at work. He will be missed. May God be with your family in this time of need.
    Roy Bailey

    - Roy Bailey
  21. So very sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. I always looked for word to his smile, and and saying hi when I would see him bringing the mail. May God comfert his family at this time of loss of such a great man…

    - Wes Duncan
  22. So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Worked 33 years with him in Wyoming. He will be missed.

    - Joe & Noreen Noel
  23. Heaven has gained a new angel. Greg was a great person and NALC Branch 56 Union member. He worked hard for the membership and deserves more recognition than this space will allow. R.I.P. my friend your smile and sense of humor will definitely be missed.

    - Rick "Harley" Davidson
  24. Greg will always be remembered in our family. He was so special to my daughters and greeted them by name every time he delivered mail to our house. They would hear the mail truck and go running outside to get the mail and say ‘hi!’.

    I’m struggling to find the words to capture just how much his kindness meant to our family. He was a true ray of sunshine and we will miss him so much. Greg is an amazing example of how small kind gestures are so important in this world!

    - The Kornoely Family
  25. We are so sorry for you having to live with out Greg by your side. He was our mailman too. Sometimes we probably talked to much but he always had some story or comment of the news and I found out what was going on in the neighborhood. He also told me how the lawn was Cindy’s fun like me, So when you are out having fun again remember he talked about you to and the work you do. He loved you and I pray you are comforted by knowing our whole neighborhood is going to miss him too. Love Pat and son Danny Bloomer

    - Patricia Bloomer and son Danny
  26. Greg I’m going to miss our Postal talks, you started when I was 2 years old and am now 48 with 26 Postal years Myself, and I could always get an honest answer out of you. Thank you for taking care of my family for the last eight years.
    You will be missed and your dedication to USPS was unparalleled,
    Put in a good word for me with the Big guy upstairs, I need it!
    The Wisniewski Family

    - Patrick Wisniewski
  27. Dear Wieck family, We are very sorry for your loss. I worked with Greg for 22 years and had lunch with him for 15 of that. His kindness and sense of humor will be sorely missed. He was part of our group that would go to a Tigers game every year and it won’t be the same without him. He was also my mailman and will be deeply missed by Mary and I both.

    - John and Mary Putschko
  28. Cindy, Todd, Dan and families,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember that Greg was the first to welcome us to the neighborhood when we moved in 1984. We will miss his wave and fantastic smile.
    Craig and Jonell Williams

    - Craig and Jonell Williams
  29. This is Cindy Wieck,

    My husband, Greg Wieck is the love of my life and always will be. We raised two wonderful children and watched them grow to become men. They brought into our family wonderful wives. Our grand children are our world which includes grand dogs and a great grand dog.

    Greg’s open warm personality was his gift and what I loved about him the most.

    I miss him! God received the best gift ever.

    I love you Greg!!

    - Cindy Wieck
  30. All of us hear on Earth will miss you Greg. You were a great friend, a wonderful coworker, a Blessing to all who met you, & will never be forgotten!
    Cindy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very rough time!
    Our deepest sympathies, Jon & Melanie Stover

    - Melanie Buist-Stover
  31. To Cindy, Edgar, and all Greg’s family

    Greg was a co-worker who always had a listening ear and a smile. I worked with him daily for the years when I was in Wyoming, but also saw him monthly since then at union meetings.

    Greg could always be counted on to help any carrier who needed it, even protecting our jobs and livelihoods. He helped me and so many others establish ourselves in a postal career that would support our families and enrich our communities.

    And all of this, he accomplished every day with a smile. Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and engaged–that was our Greg.

    We will miss him every day.

    My deepest sympathies are with you.

    - Andrea Faulkner
  32. To Greg’s family. He was an amazing mailman and friend. He always took time for us who were home when he delivered. He always had a smile on his face. I know that we all will miss him a lot. He was a very special man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rip Greg you are missed.

    - Linda Pitchellis
  33. We were saddened to learn of Greg’s passing and send our deepest sympathy to his family. An encounter with Greg was guaranteed to brighten your day and lift your spirits. He will be sorely missed.

    Jerry & Linda Hoogterp on Treasure Trail Ave

    - Jerry & Linda Hoogterp
  34. An amazing person, I am so happy I got to know him. His memory will live on in our heart forever

    - Steve Kennedy
  35. In this difficult time, we send our thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences to Greg’s family.
    Greg was the kindest, most thoughtful person we have ever known. His smile would always brighten our day. He was so dedicated to his work and it showed – Greg will NEVER be forgotten.
    We pray for the Wieck family and ask God to comfort you in this difficult time.
    “Rest in Peace Gentle Soul”.

    - Mike/Gayle Ruler

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