Time of Tribute for City Worker Killed on the Job During Attempted Car Jacking

NOW: Time of Tribute for City Worker Killed on the Job During Attempted Car Jacking
Milwaukee -

Just one day after two teens and a 21 year old were charged in the fatal shooting of city worker Greg Zyszkiewicz, family, friends and colleagues are gathering to pay tribute to the victim, affectionately called "Ziggy."

Milwaukee Common Council members held a moment of silence before their meeting. Many of the aldermen had worked alongside Ziggy.

Mourners began showing up well before the scheduled visitation began Tuesday 3:30 p.m. at Christ Church UCC at 915 E Oklahoma Ave. in Milwaukee. A service is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Burial with military honors is set for Wednesday at Saint Adalbert Cemetery.

Ziggy was a husband, father and grandfather.

He worked for the city in the Department of Neighborhood Services for 33 years.

At 64 years old, colleagues thought he had recently hinted about working beyond retirement age.

He was currently serving Milwaukee as a Special Enforcement Inspector.

He was also a U.S. Army veteran, a past scout master and a Journal Sentinel carrier for 20 plus years.

As described in his obituary: "He was a perfectionist, a multi-talented handyman, an avid marathon and endurance athlete which included two summits of Pikes Peak. Greg was a selfless, unforgettable, charismatic and humble man who will be deeply missed."

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that mourners consider a memorial in Greg's memory to the Fisher House Wisconsin, 5000 W. National Ave Milwaukee WI, 53295. 

Governor Scott Walker has ordered flags to fly at half staff beginning on sunset of his internment.

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