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John Daniel Griess, 13 Apr 1958 - 12 Aug 2017

GRIESS, HAAS, VAN CLEAVE

Posted By: Sandy Ficken (email)
Date: 8/23/2017 at 16:18:43

Celebration of life visitation for John D. Griess, 59, Williamsburg, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Powell Funeral Home, Williamsburg. He died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at his home.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Amana Cemetery, Amana.

Memorials may be made to Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center or Safe Haven of Iowa County. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.

John Daniel Griess was born April 13, 1958, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Theo and BettyLou (Haas) Griess. He graduated from Amana High School in 1976 and attended the University of Iowa.

John married Julie Lynn Van Cleave on Aug. 8, 1981, at the Middle Amana Church. He was employed by Centro, Inc., North Liberty. He enjoyed shopping, collecting, flea markets, golfing, hunting geese and ducks and was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Griess is survived by his wife, Julie, Williamsburg; a son: Connor, North Liberty; a brother, Lewis Griess, Cedar Rapids; two sisters, his twin, Joanne Griess, and Marie Griess, both Amana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Thaddeus Logan Griess.

The Gazette, 14 August 2017
Williamsburg Journal Tribune, 16 August 2017


 

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