Kenneth E. Griesbach, age 86, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Hunter, ND, died on Monday, June 15, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Kenneth was born to Conrad and Clara (Fliescher) Griesbach on September 28, 1922 in Hillsboro, ND. He attended Bohnsack School. He entered the Army in 1942 and was discharged in 1945. He returned to the family farm where he spent his entire career. Kenny married Marilyn Dowling on October 4, 1958 at Grace Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND. He retired from farming in 1983 and they moved to Fargo in 2003. Kenny was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Grandin, ND, the American Legion, Hunter, ND and the Senior Citizen’s Group, West Fargo, ND. He enjoyed gardening, helping area farmers and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife: Marilyn Griesbach, children: Laurel “Laurie” (David) Haugen, Edmore, ND, Scott Griesbach, Fargo, ND, Mark Griesbach, London, England, Peter Griesbach, Harlingin, TX; 6 grandchildren; sisters: Esther (Donald) Kellerman, West Fargo, ND, Lorna (Douglas) Lawyer, Grand Junction, CO, and Leona (David) Boisjolie, Fargo, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Erna Borud; and brothers: George, Lloyd, Verner, Harold, and Robert.
Visitation: 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Fargo on Friday, June 19, 2009.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.
Interment: Hunter Cemetery
Arrangements entrusted to Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro, ND.