Duane Daniel Grieser
April 8, 1932 - Oct. 23, 2013
Duane Daniel Grieser, 81, of Garden City, was born April 8, 1932, in Beemer, Neb., the son of Benjamin Raymond and Ruby (Erb) Grieser. He died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, surrounded by his family.
On June 6, 1954, Duane was united in marriage to Marilyn Ruth Bachmann in Frazee, Minn.
Duane was a dairy farmer in Frazee, Minn., until he moved to Garden City in 1965 and was a self-employed carpenter from 1965 until his retirement in 1997. He was an Army veteran and served in Japan during the Korean War. Duane was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Creighton, and served in many different offices in the church. He loved to fish, hunt and travel, especially to Texas in the winter, to Minnesota in the summer, and to Branson. Duane loved to golf and he shot a hole-in-one with some friends in Texas. He also enjoyed picking up pecans and shelling them out in late fall each year.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Grieser, on April 23, 1972.
Duane is survived by his wife Marilyn Grieser, of the home; two sons, Doug Grieser and his wife Becky and Pat Grieser, all of Harrisonville; a daughter, Linda Sisk and her husband Jim, Garden City; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; two step-great-great grandchildren a sister, Barbara Towse, Leawood, Kan.; other relatives and many friends.
There will be Celebration Of Life Services at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home.
Cremation with inurnment in Lutheran Cemetery, Creighton, at a later date.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Cemetery Association, Creighton.
To view the video tribute or send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com.
Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.