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From: "Henry Schmick" <>
Subject: [GV] Obit, Randy Gene Griess
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:59:01 -0600


Griess, Randy Gene, May 12, 1951- March 16, 2012

Scottsbluff Star Herald
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
22 Mar 2012

Randy Gene Griess, 60, of Scottsbluff, passed away, Friday, March 16, 2012, in
his home.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Zion
Evangelical Church on fifth avenue, in Scottsbluff. Military honors will be
provided by the United States Air Force. There will be a lunch after the
service at the church for whoever would like to join.
Memorial donations may be made to the family or the Cancer Society . Tributes
of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com. Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel
and Cremation Services in Scottsbluff is assisting the family with
arrangements.
Randy was born May 12, 1951, in Scottsbluff to Victor and Aldine Griess. He
went to Scottsbluff High School, but later moved to Denver, where he
graduated. He worked at the county highway department in Denver from 1968 to
1971. He joined the United States Air Force in 1971. Randy married Joyce Marie
Hyde in 1973. He also worked at the sugar factory for many campaigns. He
worked many other jobs throughout his life. Randy worked at the Kimball Post
Office as a city carrier for 12 years, starting in 1981. His last job was at
Coca Cola before he was diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago.
He has three children in his lifetime and seven grandchildren. Randy was
waiting for May to come so he could see his grandson Dylan Michael Sanford who
was due on his birthday. One of the things in his life that made him happy was
spending time with his grandchildren. His mother moved to Scottsbluff nine
years ago from Denver. They moved into the R.C. Scott Apartments next door to
each other, where he took care of her until she died two years ago. Randy
loved going hunting and fishing, and taking his wife and the kids camping with
his father. His father and kids also watched the base-ball games together
while he would cook steaks on the grill in the summer.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Griess, they have been separated for almost
nine years; his son, Sam Griess of Hill City, Kan.; daughters, Melissa (Jason)
Holyoke of Scottsbluff and Mary (Paul, Jr.) Sanford of Scottsbluff; and
grandchildren, Cyrus, Zanacia, Drayden, Orion Griess, Jasmine Mann, Savannah
Sanford, and unborn, Dylan Michael Sanford due in May. Survivors also include
his brothers, Steven (Patty) Griess of Scottsbluff, Allen (Cheryl) Griess of
Milford, Neb., Terry (Karen) Greiss of Fort Worth, Texas; and sister, Susie
(Joe) Johnson of South Carolina. He also had many nieces and nephews, and
great nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.
His father and mother preceded him in death.


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