Frederick "Fritz" Greffenius, age 85, formerly of Aniwa, died on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Cady Memorial Home, Birnamwood under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born on July 18, 1925 in the Township of Plover, Marathon County, the son of the late Frederick and Clara (Ahrens) Greffenius. On July 19, 1957, Fritz was united in marriage to Betty Hesselberg, in Pine City, MN. She preceded him in death on November 12, 1981.
Fritz worked at the Veneer Mill in Mattoon and also worked for the Village of Aniwa until his retirement.
Survivors include many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Fritz was preceded in death by sisters, Esther Spurgeon, Alverta Gaudette, Leona Weyenberg, Marie Sundeen, Infant Lorretta and brothers, Otto Becker, William Becker, Ervin Becker, Roy Becker, Norman Becker and Clarence Becker.
The Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, February 18, 2011 at Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood. Betty Wyatt will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Aniwa. Visitation will be on Friday from 10AM until the time of service at the funeral home.