E. Giessel Grenke.
.June 18, 2008.
.Peshtigo Times .
E. Grenke, 90, Oconto Falls died Friday morning, June 13, the day
following her birthday celebration with her family.
The daughter of Helmuth and Amanda (Tews) Giessel was bom June 12,
1918, in the Town of Seness and grew up in Shawano County, where she
She worked in Green Bay and married Julius Grenke there on April
22,1940. The couple lived in the Town of Oconto Falls for most of their
married life, where they owned and operated a dairy farm. She was also
employed as a caseworker for the Department sf Social Services in
Oconto County for 15 years. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran
Church in Oconto Falls, where she was very involved and taught Sunday
School. She was also a 4-H leader in the area for many years. She spent
winters in Florida with family and while there, did volunteer work for
senior citizens and the visually handicapped.
Survivors are two children, Mrs. Dean (Diane) Peitersen and Roger
(Dawn) Grenke, both of Oconto; three grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Giessel of Tilleda and many
nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Julius
on June 19, 1994; two brothers, Arland and James Giessel and five
sisters, Verna Kramer, Mona Angus, Ruth Balboa, Betty Giessel and June
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 17, at Gracce Lutheran
Church, Oconto at 11 a.m. Rev. Doreen Jeffers officiated and burial was
in Woodlawn Cemertery in Oconto. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls
served the family.
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