Anne GreshikAnne Marie Greshik, 95, passed away August 24, 2012 at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown, ND.
Anne Marie Greshik, 95, passed away August 24, 2012 at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown, ND.
Anne was born January 28, 1917 near Kaukauna, WI, to Martin and Elizabeth (Williamsen) Kilsdonk. After her father’s death in 1920, the family moved to Jamestown where she attended school through eighth grade. Anne then worked in the kitchen at Trinity Hospital for six years. On June 1, 1940, Anne married Adolph Edward Greshik. They lived on various farmsteads in the Spiritwood and Buchanan area until 1959 when they purchased the home farm five miles south of Wimbledon, ND. In 1982, the couple moved to a home near Jamestown. In October 2007, they rented an apartment at the Heritage Centre. Anne moved to Ave Maria Village in November of 2009. She lost Adolph after 71 1/2 years of marriage on November 25, 2011.
Anne’s first volunteer work was during WWII as an airplane spotter, completing 1,000 hours of sky watching to become an honorary member of the Air Force. She was a 4-H leader, Catechism teacher, and did volunteer work at the State Hospital, Hi-Acres Nursing Home, and the ARC store in Jamestown. Anne was secretary-treasurer of the Courtenay Young-at-Heart Club for 20 years. She was a member of the Jolly 17er Club (ladies born in 1917), attending get-togethers across the US for many years. She made numerous wedding cakes for friends and family. Anne loved flowers, gardening, fishing and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Anne is survived by four sons, Steve (En Hua), Chongqing, China, Tony (Sharon), Laurel, MT, David (Vicki), Jamestown and Dan (Sue), Courtenay, ND; daughter-in-law, Adeline Greshik, Wimbledon; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, Hank Kilsdonk, MT; three sisters, Marge Quigley, Jamestown, Jean (John) Szarkowski, Jamestown, and Josie (Mike) Miska, OR.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Adolph, one son, Dennis, “Mike”, siblings, Mary Lutter, Agnes Skroch, Helen Bennett, Joe Kilsdonk, Norb Kilsdonk and Tony Gaedtke.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Sunset Memorial Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, August 27 at Eddy Funeral Chapel.
Prayer Service: 7:00 PM, Monday, August 27 at Eddy Funeral Chapel.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens