In Memory of Gordon Pechacek


9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday September 26, 2019
St. Bridget Catholic Church
211 East Division St.
River Falls WI, 54022

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Thursday September 26, 2019
St. Bridget Catholic Church
211 East Division St.
River Falls WI, 54022

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Gordon Francis “Gordy” Pechacek, age 79 of Amery WI and longtime resident of River Falls, died on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Gordy was born on May 11, 1940 to parents Ben and Helen (Johnson) Pechacek. He attended school in River Falls, and graduated from River Falls High School with the Class of 1958. Gordy went on to serve in Civil Defense and with the National Guard. On May 16, 1959, he was united in marriage to Phyllis L. “Peg” Mueller. Their union in marriage would be blessed with two sons, Brian and Scott, and over 60 years of love and devotion.

Gordy worked for many years at 3M, and also owned and operated other businesses in River Falls. He was a volunteer with the River Falls Fire Department, and with several other organizations in the community as well. Gordy loved his family, and worked hard to provide for them. He enjoyed deer hunting, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Above all though, Gordy cherished time spent with his family at the lake home. These were the things that brought him the most joy. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Gordy is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Peg; his sons, Scott (Deb Tonsager) Pechacek, and Brian (Linda) Pechacek; grandchildren, Colin (Lynzi) Pechacek, Mari (Dan) Koecher, and Megan Pechacek; step-grandchildren, Drew and Alyssa Tonsager; his beloved dog, Benji; as well as many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings James, Jeanette, and Clair.

Mass of Christian Burial for Gordon F. Pechacek will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, September 26th at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, 211 E. Division Street in River Falls, with Rev. Fr. Jerry Harris officiating. Visitation will be held at church, beginning at 9:00am. Gordy’s final resting place will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls. Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls, WI. 715-425-5644

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  • Dear Peg,
    My deepest condolences! You both have and do mean so much to me and my family over the many years we have known each other. I will miss all the static and ruckus he would ALWAYS cause when you guys came into the clinic, we had fun bantering back and forth. I know heaven is ALOT livelier with Gordy their! Know that you are both loved and I’m sure my dad and Gordy are sitting on a stump in the woods of heaven deer hunting and embellishing on stories of old! I look forward to spending time on that stump with them some day,if I don’t fall off the end laughing! If theirs anything you need let me know! Love always, Dr.Dwayne

  • Words can never express the love and respect I had for my uncle. He was always supportive and loving – and who could
    forget his wonderful personality.
    I am at peace that your not in pain anymore and can reunite with your family already in heaven.
    I know you (and everyone else in heaven) are our angels.
    I miss you so much!! But I can hear your laugh
    Till we meet again someday
    I love you so much

    Your devoted niece

  • Gordy, you will be missed so much, I am so glad I had the treasure of knowing you, you were such a fun loving man
    Sincere sympathy goes out to His beautiful family, love you all

  • Uncle Gordy, I will miss you so much. You always made me laugh. I am so happy to have called you “Uncle”! You were one of a kind. There are so many memories, and I know the stories will be flying and we will be laughing. Give Dad, Grandma, Grandpa and all big hugs from me. Forever in my heart!! I love you!! Pam