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Miscellaneous => In Memoriam => Topic started by: TomM on March 23, 2015, 11:18:54 PM

Title: Coach Stech
Post by: TomM on March 23, 2015, 11:18:54 PM
Hall of Fame Coach Ed Stech from West Allis Central passed away today.
Coach Stech was a wonderful guy and will be missed.

http://www.wwca.org/page/show/1507202-ed-stech

Arrangements for Mr. Ed Stech are as follows:
Visitation: Friday, March 27, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Krause Funeral Home
12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI
Funeral service: Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m.
Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church
2366 North 80th Street, Wauwatosa
Private burial to follow.
(Details will also be in Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel on Thursday)
Title: Re: Coach Stech
Post by: Ghetto on March 23, 2015, 11:53:35 PM
Ed was a great guy. Iconic. I thought for sure he'd pass in a wrestling gym somewhere.

He started organizing a tournament the minute he got to heaven.

Someone needs to start making the coffee.

Good man who did a lot for wrestling in our area.
Title: Re: Coach Stech
Post by: grahekf on March 24, 2015, 10:25:32 AM
Interestingly enough I was at the Lutheran Home on 76th and North last week because my mother in law was there recovering from some health issues.  I was walking down the hall with her and noticed Coach Stech in one of the rooms. I stopped in and introduced myself and we chatted for bit. I didn't ask specifics about why he was there but instead we chatted a bit about wrestling, the state tournament and some of his past wrestlers. He said he felt pretty old now that some of his wrestlers were at retirement age.  He proudly had a picture of this years WAC team sitting on the table near his bed.  We had a nice conversation and I think for a little bit he forgot why he was there.  He left a great legacy of service to the sport and touched a lot of young men's lives.

- Frank Grahek
Title: Re: Coach Stech
Post by: Jzelinski on March 24, 2015, 12:05:50 PM
Interestingly enough I was at the Lutheran Home on 76th and North last week because my mother in law was there recovering from some health issues.  I was walking down the hall with her and noticed Coach Stech in one of the rooms. I stopped in and introduced myself and we chatted for bit. I didn't ask specifics about why he was there but instead we chatted a bit about wrestling, the state tournament and some of his past wrestlers. He said he felt pretty old now that some of his wrestlers were at retirement age.  He proudly had a picture of this years WAC team sitting on the table near his bed.  We had a nice conversation and I think for a little bit he forgot why he was there.  He left a great legacy of service to the sport and touched a lot of young men's lives.

- Frank Grahek


Great story!
Title: Re: Coach Stech
Post by: bkraus on March 24, 2015, 12:25:23 PM
Very sad to hear.  And I agree Ghetto, there is a big tournament that weigh-ins just began.  Maroon and gold all over those mats.
Title: Re: Coach Stech
Post by: TLV on March 24, 2015, 06:53:37 PM
Interestingly enough I was at the Lutheran Home on 76th and North last week because my mother in law was there recovering from some health issues.  I was walking down the hall with her and noticed Coach Stech in one of the rooms. I stopped in and introduced myself and we chatted for bit. I didn't ask specifics about why he was there but instead we chatted a bit about wrestling, the state tournament and some of his past wrestlers. He said he felt pretty old now that some of his wrestlers were at retirement age.  He proudly had a picture of this years WAC team sitting on the table near his bed.  We had a nice conversation and I think for a little bit he forgot why he was there.  He left a great legacy of service to the sport and touched a lot of young men's lives.

- Frank Grahek



Good for you, Frank. You helped him when he needed it the most. Well done!!

Great story!
Title: Re: Coach Stech
Post by: bigG on March 24, 2015, 08:55:15 PM
Was my coach's coach. My grand-coach.
God bless Ed Stech.
Even in retirement, worked tourneys for middle-schoolers and the big boys. A true great.

At peace
Title: Re: Coach Stech
Post by: TomM on March 27, 2015, 03:58:25 PM
Arrangements for Mr. Ed Stech are as follows:
Visitation: Friday, March 27, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Krause Funeral Home
12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI
Funeral service: Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m.
Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church
2366 North 80th Street, Wauwatosa
Private burial to follow.
(Details will also be in Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel on Thursday)