|(August 14, 2020) - Jeraldine "Jerry" (nee
Crowley) Greeley, age 91, of Florence, was called by the Lord to her
heavenly home on Friday, August 14. She was born April 1, 1929, in
Chicago, along with her twin brother. Jerry was the daughter of the late
John L. and Imelda (McGovern) Crowley. She grew up in Milwaukee and was
a graduate of St. John's Cathedral High School in Milwaukee, class of
1947. On November 12, 1949 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Milwaukee,
she was united in marriage to Robert D. Greeley. They were happily
married 53 years before Robert preceded her in death in 2002. Jerry
followed her husband Robert in his career, always making a loving home
for their family. They resided in White Fish Bay, Wisconsin, Neenah,
Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin Rapids, and finally in Florence.
Jerry was committed to her family, always loving and caring for them.
She was proud of her husband and children. She was a devoted Catholic
and was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence, and
was very proud to be 100 percent Irish.
She enjoyed many hobbies,
including crocheting, knitting, golfing, reading, and was a very
Jerry will be truly missed by her one son, Jay
Robert (Bonnie) Greeley of Leesburg, Virginia; three daughters,
Kathleen(Bert) Kinyon of Mountain, Wisconsin, Susan (Brad) Yocum of
Alamo, Texas and Florence, and Mary (Bob) Hansen of Three Lakes; loving
grandmother of nine grandchildren, Jay Jr. (Karen) Greeley, John (Joy)
Greeley, Eric (Liz) Greeley, Lindasue Alvarez, Brent (Amanda) Thompson,
Regina Yocum, Teresa (Tom) Sprenger, Bob (Deni) Klingforth, and Shawn
(Natalie) Klingforth; 18 great-grandchildren, 4
great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Audrey Greeley; and many
beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and
husband, Robert, Jerry was preceded in death by her twin brother, Jack;
and three sisters, Alice Swearingen, Mary K. Hittman and Mary I. Ellis.
Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother will be
forever in our hearts.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August
18, from 10:30 until 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence. A
Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the church.
Rev. Fr. Timothy Brandt will officiate. Burial will take place in St.
Mary Cemetery in Florence. Due to Covid-19 the graveside service will be
private and no funeral luncheon will take place. We ask that you please
keep social distancing protocol in mind. Masks are required in church.
Memorials can be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Florence, in
The family would like to thank the caring staff
at Florence Health Services for their comfort and care that they
provided for mother in her last years.
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The family has chosen the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home and Crematory
of Florence to honor Jerry's legacy of life.