FIELDON- Arthur Dean Grether, 72, died at 3:10 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013 at his residence after a courageous battle with lung cancer.He was born in Nutwood on Sept. 30, 1941, and was the son of the late Daniel Boone & Bernice (Mallett) Grether.Dean graduated from Jersey Community High School, and had worked as a machinist at Owens-Illinois in Godfrey for many years before retiring.He married the former Marie Joann Pruitt on Dec. 23, 1961 at the Rosedale United Methodist Church, and they soon would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.Surviving are his wife, Marie Grether; three daughters & sons in law, Tina & Chris Clothier of Jerseyville, Angela Ipock of Rio Rancho, NM., and DeeDee & Jerry Longley of Jerseyville; three grandsons, Richard Ipock and Zane & Hayden Longley; a sister & brother in law, Anna & Joe Herrington of Bethalto; two brothers, Francis & Ronald; and his mother in law, Marceda Cook of Fieldon.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel Grether and Donald Grether.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Rev. Mark Myers will officiate.Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the Jerseyville Food Pantry
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