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Obituary for Francis E. Greeno


Francis E. "Franny" Greeno, 68, of La Crosse, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011, at his home.

He was born August 9, 1943, in La Crosse to Anthony and Ordell (Witt) Greeno. Fran attended Aquinas High School, in La Crosse, he then married his high school sweetheart Kathryn Weier. They had four children then later divorced. Franny made his lifelong career at Paper Calmenson retiring in 2005. He was two-time Golden Glove champion in 1962 and 1963. He enjoyed annual camping trips to Jellystone Campground with his children, fishing, hunting, boating, and Packer Games. In his retirement, Fran realized his dream and enjoyed traveling with his brother, Ron, and friends.

Survivors include his three children, Rick (Jan) Greeno of Colo., Michelle (Jake) Jacobson of La Crosse, and Renee (Paul) Peterson of Utah; four grandchildren, Kristen, Amanda and Randy Jacobson, all of La Crosse, and Carlie Peterson of Utah; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Jacobson; one sister, Mary Breidel of La Crosse; two brothers, Ron Greeno and Donny Greeno, both of La Crosse; one brother-in-law, Jake Jenkins of La Crosse; also near and dear to his heart, Jody Wurm-Eckert, Jerald "Sam" (Tina) Wurm and Joel "Nubby" Wurm; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Fran was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Randy Greeno; one sister, Kathy Jenkins; two brothers, Roger Greeno and Dennis Greeno; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Greeno and Edith Greeno and his brother-in-law, Clarence Breidel.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, (Woodruff Chapel), 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd., La Crosse. Father Douglas Robertson will officiate. Private family burial will be in French Island Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.  Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.