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Cory Edward Giacoletto

October 15, 1983 — June 6, 2023

Weston

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Cory Edward Giacoletto, born October 15th, 1983, who passed away at home unexpectedly, but quickly and peacefully in his sleep on June 6th, 2023. Heaven called him home after a night of playing outside with his son, watching movies, “camping out” and snuggling in the living room with his family, one of his favorite pastimes. His family is grateful that his passing was painless and brief, after struggling with heart issues for the past decade.

 

Cory grew up in Menomonee Falls, WI, the beloved son of Steven R. Giacoletto and Jodell (née Dickinson) Giacoletto, with an older sister, Melanie (née Giacoletto) Barth, and a twin brother, Christopher Giacoletto. He loved everything outdoors, and dedicated much of his childhood and young adulthood to the Boy Scouts, in which he earned the highly-regarded rank of Eagle Scout, a passion and tradition which he had just begun to share with his son. He had only recently been asked to be the Pack Leader for his son’s Pack, an honor and a duty he was excited and fully ready to embrace with his innate and contagious enthusiasm.

 

Cory was also incredibly proud of his competitive diving career, where he was a state-qualifier on multiple occasions. He continued to show off his diving skills for family, friends and his son any chance he could, especially at his wife’s parents’ home on Lake DuBay. Cory also absolutely loved fishing on DuBay; out of hundreds of visits, Cory only had one occasion where he put his line in the water and never caught a fish. He gloried in wrestling with and landing huge catfish, crappies, walleyes, northern and bass, and he laughed and grinned like a little boy whenever he had a big fish on his line. Cory was a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Erin, whom he married in May, 2014, and became a dedicated and wonderful father on June 26th, 2016, to his son, Liam Cory Giacoletto. Nothing made Cory more proud than being a father to Liam, and he was delighted to share his love of fishing on Lake DuBay with him; there was none prouder than Cory when Liam caught his first fish.

 

Cory took great pride in attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he was active in Greek and campus life, became a Resident Advisor and greatly enjoyed attending the football games. Cory was the epitome of the “life of the party,” even working as a DJ for a Top 40 station during this time, under the pseudonym “Fast Eddie Hayes.” Fans of his remember his broadcasts to this day.

 

Cory befriended everyone he met with his infectious smile, and truly cherished his family and friends. His passing is an immeasurable loss to all who had the privilege of knowing him, but his memory will live on forever in the hearts and minds of all of those who loved him and whose lives he touched. In the highest regard for Cory’s wishes, his ashes will be scattered in his favorite place, which he called his “own version of heaven,” Lake DuBay. His fervent wish was that any who wished to remember him and honor him visit the lake and enjoy a day on the water.

 

A celebration of Cory’s life will be held at Brainard Funeral Home in Weston, WI, on Sunday, June 11th, 2023, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Cory is preceded in death by his twin brother, Christopher Giacoletto; his maternal grandparents, Edward and Beverly (née Linstedt) Dickinson; his paternal grandfather, Robert Giacoletto; his maternal aunt Lynne (née Dickinson) Carter; his paternal uncle John Sabo; and his cousin, Jamie Carter.

 

Cory is survived by his loving wife, Erin (née Pohlkamp) and beloved son, Liam Giacoletto; his adoring parents, Steven and Jody (née Dickinson) Giacoletto; his sister, Melanie (née Giacoletto) Barth; his much-loved father- and mother-in-law, Mark and Sue (née Holz) Pohlkamp; his brother- and sister-in-law, Kyle Pohlkamp and Chloe Ciarrocchi; his maternal uncle Richard Carter and his son, Cory’s cousin, Michael Carter; his maternal aunt, Lisa Allen and her sons, Seth X. and Zakaria X. Allen; his cousin-in-law Kristi Carter and her children; his paternal aunt JoLynn (née Giacoletto; husband Richard Sampson and children Courtney Sampson and Lindsay Sampson-Greenhalgh;) aunt Laureen (née Giacoletto; and son Anthony;) Maglio; aunt Annette Giacoletto (and daughter Angelica Giacoletto;) and aunt Capri (née Sabo; husband Dennis Kaluzny, son Steven Kaluzny and partner Kristina Knutson; and daughter Teal [née Kaluzny] and husband David Restum and children.)

 

Cory is also survived by numerous and well-loved family members on his wife’s side, including twenty-seven aunts and uncles, nearly 100 first cousins and dozens of children of first cousins.

 

In lieu of flowers, Cory’s family asks that donations please be made to a scholarship and Scout campership fund for his adored son Liam. Please contact Cory’s wife Erin for her mailing address if you would like to send a check, or please use Venmo to send a donation directly to Liam’s scholarship savings account by using @Erin-Pohlkamp-1 as the receiver. Additional arrangements can be made by contacting Erin or Mark or Sue Pohlkamp.

 

 

 

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Visitation

Sunday, June 11, 2023

1:30 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Everest Chapel

5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, June 11, 2023

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Everest Chapel

5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476

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