Eugene R. Greeno, 83, of Camp Douglas, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at the Crestview Nursing Home in New Lisbon.
He was born July 13, 1934, to Richard "Dick" Greeno and Mabel (Kellogg) Greeno. He joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Halsey Powell, and received decorations for China Service and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. He met Arlene Olson on an ice skating double date in Tomah and they were married at St. John Lutheran Church in Kendall Sept. 19, 1959.
Eugene worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs – Tomah as a nursing assistant until his retirement in 1988. After his retirement he worked as a patrolman for the Township of Oakdale. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed coon hunting, deer hunting and hunting trips out west. Eugene was a devoted husband who was the primary caregiver for Arlene for many years; when he wasn’t able to care for her himself he would visit her every day in the nursing home.
Eugene and Arlene raised three sons on a farm in the Town of Orange, Juneau County: Lon (Jenney) Greeno of Holmen, Rodney (Daniel) Greeno of Beaverton, Oregon and Steven (Diana) Greeno of Camp Douglas. In addition, he is survived by, grandchildren, Michael (Candice) Greeno and Brittney Greeno of La Crosse; great-grandchildren, Theo and Teagan Greeno and Tansy Rosemary Ann; brothers, George Greeno of Wasilla, Alaska, Julian (Joyce) Greeno of Elroy and Gerald (Margaret) Greeno of Madison; sisters, Erma (Dell) Johnson of White House, Tennessee and Monica Weitzman of Madison; sisters-in-law, Shirley Jahn of Tomahawk, JoAnn Waege of Sparta, Cherlyn (Don) Moseley of Warrens, Sharon Olson of Wilton, Catherine Phelps of Elmhurst, Illinois and Eleanor Greeno of Tomah; brother-in-law, Gary (Yvonne) Olson of New Lisbon; nieces and nephews; family; and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chester and Agnes Olson; brothers, Arlyn Greeno and Neil Greeno; sisters-in-law, Marlys Waege and Carol (Anderson) Greeno; and brothers-in-law, Duane and Larry Olson, Karl Weitzman, Bernard Waege and Thomas Jahn
A funeral service was held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 208 Allen Rd., New Lisbon. Pastor Russell “Chip” Wilke III officiated. Burial took place in the Camp Douglas Cemetery with military honors. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.