Robert Lee Greinert, age 89, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 27, with his loving wife by his side at Aspire Senior Living in Kimberly. Bob was born on June 18, 1931 in the Town of Bovina to the late Walter and Lillian (Schaetzel) Greinert. He graduated with the class of 1949 at Appleton High School. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.
On June 10, 1961, Bob was united in marriage to Jean Mathy at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. The couple enjoyed 59 years together. They moved to Greenville in 1974 and lived there for 40 years. While there, Bob was very active at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hortonville where he served as trustee, lector, chairman of the Church Building Committee, as well as many other committees. Bob worked at Winnebago Color Press for over 40 years starting in 1957 and retiring in 1997. During his last years there, he served as General Manager.
Bob was very active in sports – especially baseball. He played and coached amateur teams and was known to many as “Coach.” He loved golf and was a charter member at Grandview Golf Club in Hortonville. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting deer and elk with his sons and grandsons, family gatherings, and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; children: Mary, Tim (Tina), and Tom (Lois) Greinert; sons-in-law: Dean High and Dan Kuettel; grandchildren: Matt (Brianna Holliday) Kuettel, and Marissa, Josh (Abby Pillsbury), and Allison Greinert; step-grandchildren: John (Gabbie) and Sarah High; a sister Betty (Larry) Flanders; sister-in-law Nancy Mathy; nieces and nephews: Amy and Allen (Lori) Flanders and Debbie and David (Carrie) Mathy; and special lifelong family friend Mary Jane Harp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Patty, and sister Mary Jane (Francis) Vander Velden.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, a private family service will take place. A livestream of the Funeral Liturgy can be viewed at 11 am on Wednesday, November 11th, by logging in to http://ssppp.org/live-streaming. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to support some of Bob’s favorite local charities and may be directed to the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Bob’s caregivers – especially to the loving, caring staff at Aspire, and before them, Home Instead. Also, special thanks to Jane Kolosso, Bob’s faithful friend and visitor. God bless you all!
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