Rick W. Griffen, 67, Catawissa, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at his residence.|
Mr. Griffen was born Nov. 16, 1944, in St. Louis, the son of the late William Griffen and wife Geraldine, nee Boettcher.
He received his education from Webster Groves High School and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
On Aug. 14, 1966, Mr. Griffen was united in marriage to Christine Jordan at the Presbyterian Church in Webster Groves.
He was employed by Lee Rowan Ind. Engineering, St. Louis.
Mr. Griffen was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Claire Dodge.
Among his survivors are his wife, Chris Griffen, Catawissa; one son, Jordan Griffen and wife Katie, Orlando, Fla.; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 27, at Catawissa Union Church.
Interment was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Officiating were the Revs. Ron and Dee Dee Tempel.
Memorials to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, the Franciscan Brothers Missionary or the National Wildlife Federation are preferred.
The family was served by Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home, Pacific.
Published in The Missourian on Oct. 3, 2012