Friday, January 7, 2011

Walter 'Eddie' Grzyb

Walter Grzyb, “Eddie”, age 77, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. Walter was born in Racine, July 22, 1933, son of the late Frank and Mary (Nee: Ruthkowski) Grzyb.

Walter served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. On October 15, 1955, at St. Rose Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Florence A. Giordana. Walter was employed by Racine Steel Castings for 31 years, retiring in 1985. He was a life member of VFW Post 1391. He was an avid Packers fan, enjoyed sports, puttering around the house and casino bus trips. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the great grandkids. He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Florence;  four children, Mark (Susan) Grzyb of Franklin, WI, Katherine (Michael) Lawson of Wausau, WI, Mary Kay (Michael) Monday of Racine, Lawrence (Lisa) Grzyb of Racine; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Amy) Grzyb and Nathan Grzyb (Sarah Rogers), Lauren and Lindsay Miller, Michael Monday (Kristin Leto), Melinda Monday (Ricky Lozano), Collin and Tyler Grzyb; two great-grandsons, Michael Edward Charles Monday and Brady Scott Lozano; as well as his extended family, Josh (Jessica) Shawhan and their children, Natalie and Dominic Shawhan and Cindy Grzyb; his sister, Lillian Erick of Racine; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Edward (Patricia) Giordana of Maize, KS, Betty (Paul) Gingrass of Iron Mountain, MI, Lawrence (Margaret) Giordana of Monterey Park, CA, Rosemary (Richard) DeRidder of Norway, MI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Grzyb; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Angeline Giordana. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Jeffrey M. Thielen officiating. Private interment with full military honors will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet Tuesday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Memorials to the family for the great-grandchildren’s education or one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

1 comment:

mike grzyb said...

never forget this wounderful loving man i felt he was a father a friend
michael stanley grzyb