Donald James Grzyb

January 17, 2019


Donald J. Grzyb, 66, of Eau Claire died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Clearwater Care Center in Eau Claire, under the care of Mayo Clinic Health System – Home Health and Hospice. Donald was born on October 8, 1952 in Eau Claire, the son of John and Mary Jane (Blanda) Grzyb. He graduated from Regis High School. During his high school years, Donald worked as a cook at the Eau Claire Country Club, then after graduation, as a bartender at Wagner’s 66 ½ Lanes for over 35 years. After leaving Wagner’s, Donald enjoyed working as a custodian for the Eau Claire Area School Systems. Donald was an avid bowler and rolled a perfect game of 300 in 1971. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time with his cat. He had a special love for animals. Donald is survived by his brother, Robert (Bernadine) Grzyb; special niece, Rhonda (John) Krista; as well as other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Grzyb; sister, Gloria Johnson; and sister-in-law, Diana Grzyb. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The family wishes to thank Clearwater Care Center and Mayo Clinic Health System-Home Health and Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 416 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, with Father Brian Jazdzewski officiating. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:20 a.m. prior to the Mass on Wednesday at the church. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Eau Claire. Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services is serving his family To express online condolences, please visit

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