Richard Griese, 60

Richard A. Griese, 60, Wabash, passed away at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at his home. He was born to the late William V. and Isabel Griese on Nov. 18, 1953 in Elwood. He worked for U.S. Gypsum and Thermafiber both of Wabash.

Richard is survived by a son, Clarence William Griese, Wabash; three daughters, Mrs. Corey (Patricia) Schnitz and Dodie Ivey both of Wabash, and Susan Frank, North Manchester; three brothers, Bill Griese, Rochester, Don Griese, Peru, and Jerry Griese, Illinois; three sisters, Delores Harris and Marty Combs both of Wabash, and Bonnie Bullins, Warsaw; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at Wabash Faith Baptist Church, 200 Linwood Court, Wabash, with Pastor Dan Boone officiating. Burial will follow at a later date. Calling hours for family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the church.

Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash, is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

Posted on 2014 Sep 02