Thomas Griesbaum

Alton | Thursday, March 12 2015

Thomas Earl Griesbaum, 97, passed away at 4:55 pm, on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Rose Wood Care Nursing Home in Alton, IL

He was born in Alton, IL on November 3, 1917 the son of the late Joseph F.  and Bessie (Culp) Griesbaum.

Thomas  married Margie O’Donnell on September 25, 1944.  She preceded him in death in July of 1997.

He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp in England during WWII, Thomas was a high school math teacher for over 25 years at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto. 

He is survived by a daughter; Rebecca “Becky” and her spouse Donald Neunaber of Lilburn, GA one granddaughter; Jill Elizabeth Neunaber and one grandson; David Neunaber, a brother Maurice Griesbaum of Alton and a sister-in-law; Jeanne Griesbaum of Bethalto and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, and spouse, he was preceded in death by two sisters. Velma Seago and Betty Grove, four brothers; Billy Griesbaum, Cecil Griesbaum, Lester Griesbaum, and George Griesbaum.

Funeral service will be at 11 am, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, IL with Chaplin Randy Butler officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army in Alton, IL.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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