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Richard Lee “Dick” Griebel, 89, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on July 3, 2019 at Dubuque Specialty Care.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday July 8th, 2019 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Josh Martyn officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post #6. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Family and friends may also gather after 9:00 a.m. Monday at the church until time of service.
Dick was born on July 11, 1929 in Bellevue, Iowa the son of Arthur and Cora (Hinke) Griebel. He served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He married Irene Oberfoell on November 13, 1954 at St. Peter and Paul Church in Sherrill.
He worked for Clinton Engines, Dubuque Packing Company, Carnations Artificial Breeding, and at the Ertl Company; lastly, he was a salesman for Moorman’s Feed.
Dick was a great outdoors man and enjoyed fishing and Bow Hunting; he was an avid reader throughout his life. Dick was a very humble and decent man who had a great sense of humor and was devoted to his family.
He is survived by his children, John Griebel, Pamela (John) Renfro, and Rebecca (Michael “Moe” Miller) Griebel, all of Dubuque. One grandchild Jennifer Renfro along with nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Irene, brothers Glenn, Earl, and a sister Ellen Reed.
In lieu of flowers a Richard L. Griebel memorial fund will be established.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Dubuque Specialty Care and Hospice of Dubuque for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Dick.