Joan Grein, 80, of Brighton, passed away January 19, 2013 in Wheat Ridge, CO. She was born in Brighton, CO to Walter & Gertrude Gettel on August 30, 1932. She graduated from Brighton High School in 1950. She married Ivan Grein on June 19, 1955 in Brighton, Colorado.
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Joan was a lifetime resident of Brighton. She was born and raised and passed away living on the same piece of property on CR2 & 21st Ave. Joan attended school, was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church and later becoming a Volunteer at the Church and School.
She loved to travel and went on numerous trips with her husband Ivan for the Agriculture Board as well assisting in doing Agriculture Work in the Classrooms all over Colorado. Joan was a very family oriented woman and cherished every moment with the family. She enjoyed making Afghans, Canning and working in her garden, especially her flower garden. She loved the holidays especially 4th of July and Christmas. She loved playing cards with her neighbors as well as her Sunday morning coffee. Joan has been a survivor of Breast Cancer for 20 years.
Joan is survived by her husband, Ivan, of 57 years of Brighton; Three Sons, Kevin (Linda) Grein; Douglas (Noel) Grein and Walter Grein all of Brighton, CO; One Sister, Marilyn Grein (Eldor) of Brighton, CO. Five Grandchildren; Sara, Mysti, Steven, Alana & Cody. Five Great-Grandchildren; Raven, Serenity, Zachary, Jacob & Alex as well as numerous Nieces & Nephews.
She is preceded in death by both her Parents, One Son Gregory in 1974, Two brothers Donald & Walter in 1947, One sister Marlene Burkhardt in 1982, One Grandson Joseph in 2009 & One Great-Granddaughter Kaylen in 2000.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 5-7pm at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday, Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00am at Zion Lutheran Church in Brighton.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Collier Hospice, 3210 Lutheran Pkwy, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033. Zion Lutheran School, 1400 Skeel Street, Brighton, CO, 80601. Agape Healthcare, 6041 S. Syracuse Way, Suite 220, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Published in Brighton Standard Blade from Jan. 24 to Jan. 29, 2013