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Robert Edwin Griesemer Sr.

Godfrey | Thursday, December 23 2010

Robert Edwin Griesemer Sr., 86, died suddenly at 4:44 p.m. on Thursday, December 23,  2010 at Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.  He was born August 4, 1924 in Rosedale, IL the son of the late Clarence and Alma (Ridenour) Griesemer. He was preceded in death by his wife Delores Griesemer.  He was a graduate of Ranken College and Washington University and retired in 1989 from Union Electric as a Regional Overhead Superintendent.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1943-1946.  Ed, a  long time member  of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, Godfrey Lions Club and Alton –Wood River Sportsman’s Club.

He is  survived by two sons:  Robert Ed Griesemer Jr. and his wife Angela of Navarre, FL and William Griesemer and his wife Pamela of Saint Louis, MO, along with the boys mother,  Marie Ryan of Jerseyville, six  Grandchildren:  Michelle Bednara, Andrea Fluck, Ethan, Chadd, Logan, and Cecily  Griesemer .  Five Great Grandchildren:  Helen Bednara, Daniel Griesemer, Joseph, Katelyn and Lilly Bednara.  He was preceded in death by three brothers:  Wilbur, Herbert and Paul Griesemer.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. 

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Godfrey First United Methodist Church with Reverend Don E. Long Jr. to officiate. 

Burial will be private. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. 

Additional information and online guestbook maybe found at www.gentfuneralhome.com


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