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Don C. Griess

US Veteran

Sep. 14, 1942 - Dec. 21, 2019

Sutton resident, Don C. Griess, 77, after a long battle with cancer, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, December 21, 2019.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at the Hope Reformed Church in Sutton, Nebraska with Rev. Scott Henry presiding. Interment will be held following the funeral service at the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton, Nebraska.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019, at the Sutton Memorial Chapel from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with family greeting the public from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.

Don C. Griess was born September 14, 1942, in Sutton, Nebraska to Minnie (Korb) and Calvin Griess.

He farmed his whole life until retirement. Upon retirement, Don and his wife, Luella, built a home in Sutton and moved to town in January 2009.

His passion was golfing with his buddies.

He is survived by his wife, Luella, of 56 years. From this union, they were blessed with 3 children, Rodney Griess (wife Kristen) from Lincoln, Connie Ulmer (husband Paul) from Broken Bow and Jeffrey Griess (deceased). Also, grandchildren, Jaelynn Griess, Garrett Ulmer (fiancée Emily Flint), Justine Griess and Cole Ulmer.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey; parents, Calvin and Minnie; stepfather, Hugo Nuss and sister, Marie Hofmann.



Dec. 23, 2019
Larry and Sandy Griess

May your faith comfort you, and may the Lord wrap you in His love and bring you peace.
Deepest sympathy and prayers.
Larry and Sandy Griess

Dec. 21, 2019
Tanya Hofmann

I know he is in the hands of God, and also with my husband, and many more friendly faces in heaven. My husband Kevin held Donny C and Luella in the highest regard of all he knew. I hope his family knows he is in good hands and the grief they have is felt in sympathy by us all. You will be missed!

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