"I've lived a good life and have been a very fortunate man" were words spoken by Robert "Bob" Grieshop, who passed away on May 2, 2017, at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville at the age of 83.
Born in Batesville on Feb. 27, 1934, he was the son of Walter and Eleanor (Druhman) Grieshop. He married Joan Duvelius on Oct. 11, 1958. The couple had three children: Janet (Roger) Kirschner, Mark (Deb) Grieshop and Beth (Ron) Bulach; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Bob will be remembered for his kindness, honesty and integrity. He taught his family to treat people with kindness, help those in need and always do the right thing.
Bob was a loyal person, having worked as a toolmaker for Hill-Rom for over 40 years. He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. Bob always had his priorities in check, putting family first. He enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren's sporting and school events, and never missed a family milestone. In recent years his love and loyalty were shown as the devoted caregiver to his wife Joanie.
Bob was a generous yet frugal man; giving selflessly to church, charities and family. Yet, if he could salvage something using duct tape, he would. If a vacuum cleaner or small appliance was broken he would try to "fix" it. Consequently, there is quite a collection of broken down appliances lying around the house.
Bob loved the outdoors and had many hobbies over the years including hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening. He was a talented woodworker, making furniture for the family home. He bowled on a league for over 20 years. After retirement he spent countless hours enjoying the family farm. No one is quite sure what went on out there, but it made him happy and that's all that mattered.
He and Joanie enjoyed many vacations over the years. They crisscrossed the U.S. and Canada on bus trips, took countless trips to Gatlinburg and took a family trip to San Francisco just last year.
Bob was a devout member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus and the Batesville American Legion. He is survived by his wife and children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandchild Taylor Grieshop; brothers John, Tom, Carl and Don Grieshop; and sisters Mary Alice Borchelt, Juanita Metz and Marjorie Siefert.
The family invites you to pay tribute to a life well lived by attending the visitation on Sunday, May 7, from 1-4 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 12:45 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on May 8 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Oldenburg Academy Capital Improvement Fund or XI Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority.
Published on May 3, 2017