Alphonse A Grebinoski, 88
Nov. 27, 1925 - Apr. 7, 2014
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell for Alphonse A. Grebinoski who passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at Country Manor Campus. Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate and burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Alphonse was born November 27, 1925 in Opole to Vincent and Martha (Pietron) Grebinoski. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Asiatic/Pacific Theater in the 63rd Infantry Division. Alphonse was married to Shirlee Kurtz on November 26, 1966 at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. He worked as a nursing assistant at the St. Cloud VA Hospital for 26 years, retiring in 1988. Alphonse was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell and a life member of the St. Cloud East Side VFW Post #4748. He enjoyed sports, particularly baseball, gardening, fishing, cards, especially 500, bingo, the family tradition of sausage making, and being with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Alphonse was a religious man with a deep faith in the Lord.
Survivors include his children, Michelle (Jeff) Eikmeier of Sartell, Connie (Kevin) Matz of Clearwater; stepchildren, Dennis (Lee) Kurtz of Sartell, Kathleen (Jim) Damrau of Lakeville, Carol (Rich) Feneis of Sartell, Douglas (Jackie) Kurtz of Sauk Rapids, Karen (Joe) Rupp of St. Cloud; siblings, Valeria Popp of FL, Leona Pattison of Waite Park, Dennis Grebinoski of Rice, Duane Grebinoski of St. Cloud, Patricia Kotzer of Holdingford, Genevieve Gustafson of Rice; and 50 grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirlee; brother, Ervin; sister, Bernadine Popp; two infant brothers; and stepson, Michael Kurtz.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Country Manor Campus and St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for the kindness and compassion they have shown Alphonse and the entire family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Country Manor Campus or St. Cloud Hospital Hospice.
Obituary, video tribute and Guest Book, available online: www.williamsdingmann.com
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 8, 2014