Michael Greff of Mandan, North Dakota
Born in Mott, North Dakota on March 31, 1921
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801 1st Street SE
Mandan, North Dakota
Michael R. Greff, 88, Mandan, died March 12, 2010 at Medcenter One Living Center, Mandan.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Monday, March 15, 2010 at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Patrick Schumacher as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 pm on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 5 pm followed by a Parish Vigil. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Mike was born March 31, 1921 to Jerome and Leokatia (Zent) Greff in Mott, ND where he was raised and attended rural school. On May 4, 1942 he married Veronica Senn at St. Placidus Catholic Church northeast of Mott, ND. In 1954 Mike and Veronica moved to a farm in the St. Joe area, southeast of Glen Ullin. In the fall of 1959 they moved into Glen Ullin where Mike worked in construction prior to starting Greff Sanitation in 1968. He retired in 1984. Mike and Veronica moved to Mandan in 2003.
Mike loved to garden and it showed in the produce that he willingly shared with family and friends. He liked to cook and his family loved his specialties, potato salad and marinated turkey. Faith was very important to Mike. He served as a Eucharistic minister and found time for daily prayer. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and delivered meals on wheels to many residents of Glen Ullin. Mike gave to his community when they needed him. When there was something that needed fixing or a lawn that needed mowing he was the man to call. A wonderful father, grandfather, and great grandfather, we will miss the games of pinochle, and treasure our memories of the stories he loved to share.
Left with fond memories are three daughters, Phyllis (Bill) Glaser, Mandan, Germaine Jensen, (special friend Gil Schrup), Mound, MN, and Patricia (Matt) Steckler, Bismarck; seven sons, Joseph (Judy), Mandan, Duane (Margie), Dennis (Marilyn), and Craig (Mary), all of Bismarck, Robert (Sandy), Midland, MI, Alvin (Bernadette), East Carbon, UT, and Perry (Annette), Glen Ullin, ND; 23 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; four sisters, Frances (Joe) Roth, Florence Frank, and Mary Senn, all of Dickinson, Maggie Krance, South Heart, ND; and sister-in-law, Pauline Greff, Dickinson.
Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Veronica, in 2008; his parents; son, Eugene; two infant children; one grandson, Kevin Greff; one great grandson, Gunner Greff; two sisters, Eugenia Greff and Margaret Senn; two brothers, Joseph and Simon; and one son-in-law, Dan Jensen; two brother-in-laws, Joe Frank and Tony Krance and one sister-in-law, Hilaria Greff.
Michael Greff's flower photo's coming soon