Even before the visitation for Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz began at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, people were in and out of Christ Church U.C.C on Oklahoma saying their goodbyes.
Those people included Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, sheriff's deputies who patrolled with Zyszkiewicz and Alderman Bob Donovan. But, outside of those recognizable by a uniform or title, there were also those who formed bonds with Zyskiewicz during his time as an inspector for the City of Milwaukee.
"Even if he was in a hurry, he never let you know he was in a hurry, he would stop and take that time," said Linda Sumbry.
Sumbry said she ran into Zyszkiewicz around the city and would stop to chat with him, something she said shows was a stand-out person he was.
And Ziggy, as he was affectionately known, even made an impact on people he hadn't met. Neighborhood teens near the church heard he was a veteran and planted flags along the road in his remembrance. The family has asked in lieu of flowers, people consider a donation to Milwaukee VA Fisher House.
Even Zyszkiewicz's accountant said in the one meeting they had each year, Zyszkiewicz and his family were a delight to work with.
"He was the nicest man I've ever met. He was the most giving man. He was so easy-going and nothing got him upset. He was just, he would sit there and take whatever came his way, 'Okay, this is life, let's go on to the next thing.' He was just, he wasn't like everybody else," she said.
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