Thursday, December 6, 2012

Connie K. (Cowan) Grebetz

Connie K. Grebetz, age 50, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012, with her family by her side. Connie was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on November 22, 1962, daughter of Lawrence and Kathleen (Nee: Cuzner) Cowan.

Connie graduated from Walden III High School, class of 1980, where she was know as “Slim” to many. This is where she met the love of her life, and was united in marriage to David M. Grebetz on September 3, 1983. She was employed by Allesee Orthodontic Appliances as an Orthodontic Lab Technician. She was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church. Always a bundle of energy, Connie loved a nice steak and a good glass of wine. She kept active camping, kayaking, hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, biking, running, gardening, decorating, antiquing and motor cycling, all with her lover and best friend by her side. She will forever be remembered for her radiant smile, stunning blue eyes, and zest for life.  She was a great mother, wife and loyal friend and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband, David;, sons and daughter-in-law, Taylor and Mikki Grebetz, and Maxwell Grebetz; parents, Lawrence (Patricia) Cowan, Kathy Hyatt (Tom Bergmann), brother, Patrick (Kathy) Cowan; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur (Judith) Grebetz; brother-in-law, Kevin Grebetz; nephews, Haydon, Evan and Mason Cowan, Trenton Grebetz; niece, Amanda Trimberger; special friends, Deke and Devon Schwaab, other relatives and many dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012, at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 212 11th St., at 7 p.m. with Rev. Creighton Kaye officiating.  Visitation and time to meet with the family will be held on Friday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.  An Irish Wake celebrating Connie’s life will immediately follow.  Memorials to Evangelical United Methodist Church or River Bend Nature Center, 3600 North Green Bay Road, Racine WI 53404 have been suggested by the family.

A very special thank you to Dr. Ben George and the entire staff at Froedert Memorial Hospital.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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