Greg Henika in his turkey costume with his wife, Ellen, left, as the fork and his daughter, Joy, as the spoon.

Greg Henika loved people, and he loved life.

He also was a teller of awful jokes, a great cook and an avid fisherman.

His zest for life was apparent in the stories that his family — his wife, Ellen, and daughter Joy — told on Saturday at a fund-raiser for one of Greg’s favorite charities, the Blue Spruce Kiwanis Aktion Club.

Greg, 67, died Jan. 22 when the ATV he was driving fell through the ice at Evergreen Lake while he was readying the surface for the Evergreen Ice Golf Tournament, which had been scheduled for Jan. 26.