Kenneth Dale GriesingerMarch 23, 1937 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 80)
Kenneth Griesinger, 80, a longtime resident of Riga, MI, passed away, Saturday, July 1, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family under the care of Hospice.
He was born March 23, 1937 in Delta, OH to John and Mary (Godden) Griesinger. He graduated from Delta High School in 1955. He was drafted in the Navy and served his country proudly. In 1960, he married Sheila Lyons. They enjoyed life together for 57 years.
He was a lifelong machinist and worked at Rathbun Jones/Machinery Builders. When they closed he went to work at Jerl Machine until his retirement in 2000.
Ken was an avid baseball fan and helped to start the Whiteford Recreation Club in the 1970s. He coached many baseball teams and was a loyal Detroit Tigers fan. He spent his summers gardening and sharing his vegetables with family and friends.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila (Lyons) Griesinger; daughter Chrissy (Kenneth) Morgan their sons Joshua (Erin Freese), Jared, and Zachary; son Mike Griesinger and his daughters Logan and Lindy and their mother Pam. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his dog Abby. Ken was preceded in death by sisters Lavern Shambarger, Gladys McBride, and Florence Nash; brothers Marvin, Orra, and Charles Griesinger; in-laws Tom & Agnes Lyons, Tom Lyons Jr., and Honora O’Neill.
Ken’s life will be celebrated with a Memorial Service on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH. Friends and family may gather beginning at 3 PM with a Memorial Service to follow at 6 PM.
Those wishing to offer memorials in Ken’s memory are asked to consider Promedica Ebeid Hospice at 5340 Harroun Road, Sylvania, OH 43560.