CAMP DOUGLAS — Eugene R. Greeno, 83, of Camp Douglas died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at the Crestview Nursing Home in New Lisbon, Wis.
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 town of Oakdale. He was an avid outdoors-man 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, Ore., and Steven (Diana) Greeno of Camp Douglas. In addition, he is survived by two grandchildren, Michael (Candice) Greeno and Brittney Greeno, La Crosse; three great-grandchildren, Theo and Teagan Greeno and Tansy Rosemary Ann; three brothers, George Greeno, Wasilla, Alaska; Julian (Joyce) Greeno, Elroy, Wis.; and Gerald (Margaret) Greeno, Madison, Wis.; two sisters, Erma (Dell) Johnson, White House, Tenn.; Monica Weitzman, Madison; surviving also are sisters-in-law, Shirley Jahn, Tomahawk; JoAnn Waege, Sparta; and Cherlyn (Don) Moseley, Warrens; Sharon Olson, Wilton; Catherine Phelps of Elmhurst, Ill.; and Eleanor Greeno, Tomah; a brother-in-law, Gary (Yvonne) Olson, New Lisbon; nieces and nephews, and family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chester and Agnes Olson; brothers, Arlyn Greeno, Neil Greeno; two sisters-in-law, Marlys Waege, and Carol (Anderson) Greeno; five 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 Ev. Lutheran Church, 208 Allen Road, New Lisbon. Pastor Russell “Chip” Wilke III officiated. Burial was in the Camp Douglas Cemetery with military honors by the Grassman-Sowle-Larsen-Senz American Legion Post #201.
Relatives and friends visited from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.
The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.