Gregory L. Huibregtse, 71 of Poynette, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022, husband, father, grandfather, engineer, Badger fan, fisherman, and birder. Greg Huibregtse had many interests, but above all, was focused on his family.
Greg was born to Roger and Geneieva Huibregtse in 1950 and grew up in Cedar Grove with his two sisters, Diane and Brenda. Upon graduating high school and spending two years at UW-Sheboygan, Greg moved to Madison with his beloved green Mustang to attend the University of Wisconsin. An accountant at heart and an engineer by trade, he received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from UW-Madison. While at school, he also met his wife Kathy during a game of catch outside the dorms, and they shared 47 years of marriage.
Greg and Kathy moved to the Milwaukee area to raise their children: Kristin, Brian, and Jason and several dogs at their Sussex home. Greg started his career at Rexnord/Radian and then spent the majority of his career at Johnson Controls. He retired in 2015 and moved near Lake Wisconsin where he could spend his afternoons gardening and fishing with his trusty companion, a black lab named Bristol.
Greg was deeply committed to his faith and was involved in Falls Presbyterian Church in Menomonee Falls and Grace Presbyterian Church in Pardeeville. While Sundays were spent at church, Saturdays were for the Badgers. The entire Huibregtse family headed to Camp Randall together each weekend, and in recent years, their tailgate crew had grown to include a whole team of grandchildren, all of whom adored their grandpa.
Greg was also involved with the University’s Visiting Committee and was immensely proud of the family’s scholarship and other support to the Engineering department. An avid outdoorsman, Greg enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout the years. He treasured the family’s annual fishing trip to Sabourin Lake Lodge in Canada, a road trip to a national park, and photographing wildlife.
Greg passed away peacefully on February 16 at age 71 after a courageous battle with glioblastoma. His family is grateful to his care teams at Agrace Hospice, UnityPoint Health – Meriter, UW Health and Froedert. They would especially like to thank Drs. Howard, Connelly, Yee and nurse Theresa.
Greg continues to be loved by his wife Kathy; sons Brian (Leah) Huibregtse of Waunakee and Jason (Joana) of Waunakee; daughter Kristin (Justin) Fischer of Whitefish Bay; six grandchildren (Sam, Ava, Nolan, Peter, Emma, Bennet); father Roger (Linda) Huibregtse of Green Bay, many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, friends and his puppy, Sunny. He was preceded in his passing by his mother Geneieva, sisters Brenda Pinchart and Diane Fikkert, grandson Jack, son-in-law Peter Antaramian and several beloved dogs.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 19 at 11 AM at Grace Presbyterian Church in Pardeeville with Rev. Chuck Walton officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of service at the church. He will be laid to rest privately at Oostburg Cemetery in Cedar Grove. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made at Grace Presbyterian Church or Agrace Hospice Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.grassefs.com. Grasse Funeral Service in Pardeeville is serving the family.