Greff, Lillian Ann
Lillian Ann Greff, age 75, of Ripon, formerly of Berlin, died peacefully on Monday morning March 31, 2014, in her home, Maplecrest of Ripon.
She was born on September 24, 1938, in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Peter and Victoria (Karsky) Jablonsky.
She married Frank Greff Sr. on November 21, 1957, in Hettinger, North Dakota. They were married for 41 years, until he preceded her in death on April 5, 1999.
Lillian was employed as a CNA at Parkview Nursing home in Ripon, Berlin Memorial Hospital and Juliet Manor. She was a long time member of both St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Berlin (Now All Saints Catholic Parish) and St. Catherine of Sienna of Ripon.
Lillian especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved spoiling her grandchildren and spending time reading, making puzzles, and visiting and playing cards with her family, especially when they let her cheat at Pinochle. Her family enjoyed her excellent cooking and her spunky sense of humor. For the past two years, she also enjoyed the friendships that she made at Maplecrest as well as a variety of activities, such as bingo, Pokeno, yoga, and volunteering at the store. All who knew her commented on her amazing kindness and generosity.
She is survived by three daughters, Leni (Marc) Wells-Knudsen of Oshkosh; Diane (Terry) Spiller of Fort Wayne, IN; Denise (Mitchell) Banks of Ripon; and two sons, Frank (Julie) Greff of Ripon; and Brian (Leanne) Greff of Ripon. She is also survived by many grandchildren, Dylan Wells of Phoenix, AZ; Justin Krause of Fond du Lac; Jaime Gyr of Fond du Lac; Jennifer Jordan of Santa Clarita, CA; Jill Krause of Fort Wayne, IN; Jessalyn Krause of Fort Wayne, IN; Travis Banks of Berlin; Jacob Banks of Concord, NC; Jon Banks of Ripon; Beth Kwakkel of Ripon; Melissa Klebs of Markesan; Danielle Eagan of Berlin; Sam Bill of Neenah; and Madeline, Ethan and Boden Greff of Ripon. She is also survived by 15 beloved great-grandchildren.
Lillian is further survived by her sisters, Loretta Sickler of Dickinson, ND; and LaVerne (John)Tascione of Boaz, KY; and her sister-in-law, Sandy Jablonsky, of Springdale, AR.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Greff Sr., her daughter, Darlene (Greff) Eagan, her parents, and her brothers, Al and Ray Jablonsky.
Relatives and friends may call at the Wiecki-Skipchak Funeral Home of downtown Berlin, WI, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 4 to 6:45 p.m. with a parish rosary to be recited at 6:45 p.m.
Friends and relatives may also call on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Wiecki-Skipchak Funeral Home of Berlin, before we leave for the services at the church.
Funeral services with the Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Berlin with the Rev. Jerome Maksvytis officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery of Berlin.
John R. Wiecki-
Skipchak Funeral Home
116 S. Adams Ave.
Berlin, WI 54923
John R Wiecki/Skipchak Funeral Home
116 S Adams Ave Berlin, WI 54923
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Apr. 2, 2014