John Joseph Gorecki, 86, passed away at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s in Mequon on Monday, July 15, 2019.  He was born on May 11, 1933 in Milwaukee to Thomas and Louise Gorecki.  John married Nora Hiets on September 14, 1985 in Milwaukee.  John was employed at Alverno College in Milwaukee.  John loved watching his grandchildren, and when not involved with them he enjoyed playing cards, dominos’ and playing pool.  John was feisty but also a very caring, loving and gentle man.  He was also known as a jokester and funny.  He was called “Dad” by most who knew him.  He will be deeply missed by his wife Nora (Nee:Hiets), 2 daughters, Betty (Jimmy) Garza and Mary (Maurice June) Gorecki, step-children, Catherine Bergeron, Cynthia Cox, Franklin Jazdzewski, Sharon Jazdzewski, and Laurie Lund, 24 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.  He will also be missed by his brother Ronald Gorecki and sister Elaine Hampton as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers, Thomas, Jr., Richard, George, Artie, Gilbert and Norman, and 2 sisters Esther and Dorothy. Memorial services will be held at Strouf Funeral Home on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive guests at the Funeral Home from 11:00 p.m. until the time of service on Monday, July 29, 2019.