Erv Kazik, who founded Oak Creek's in 1979, has died.
A memorial celebration of life will be held at Erv's Mug from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on May 2, which is preceded by a memorial service at St. Alphonsus Church in Greendale at 2 p.m., according to the restaurant's Facebook page.
The restaurant, famous for its fish fry and craft beers, has been a longtime fixture on Ryan Road. It is owned by his daughter, Danielle Baerwald, after Kazik's retirement in 2004.
Look for more on Kazik's passing Friday on Oak Creek Patch, and check out a history of the restaurant on its official website.
Update: , including comments from his daughter, Danielle.