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 www.oconnellfuneralservices.com