Obit: Grinker, John A. (1932 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Gall, Grinker, Grinker-Owens, Hamm, Peissig

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 7/09/2015

Grinker, John A. (31 MAY 1932 - 27 JUN 2015)

Former town of Little Black resident, John A. Grinker, 83, died at Our House in Medford Saturday, June 27 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford under the care of Hope Hospice.

Per John’s request no services will be held. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.

John was born on May 31, 1932 in the town of Little Black to Charles J. and Clara V. (Peissig) Grinker.

He attended Lawndale Grade School in Dorchester and a 1949 graduate of Dorchester High School. John was a truck driver, asphalt plant tree service and a mechanic. During the time of employment in the tree service in Oregon he was drafted into the war. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from January 23, 1952 – December 24, 1953.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter. John also enjoyed playing the concertina. He was a member of the NRA.

He is survived by George (Joanne) Grinker of Brookfield, Don (Elizabeth) Grinker of Milwaukee, Pat (Alden) Hamm of Dorchester, Joe (Sandy) Grinker of Oak Creek and Richard (Jackie) Grinker of Dorchester. Sisters-In-Law: Dorothy Grinker of Dorchester, Joyce Grinker of Owen and Kathy Grinker-Owens of Greendale.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: brothers and sisters, Bob Grinker, Betty Gall, William Grinker and Thomas Grinker.

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