Maurice J. Grieshop, 82, died July 24, 2013, at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering.
He was born April 22, 1931, in St. Peter to Henry and Rose Schuh Grieshop, who preceded him in death. On June 26, 1954, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bryant, Ind., he married Jeanette Schindler, who survives.
Mr. Grieshop was co-founder of J&M Manufacturing, Fort Recovery, with his brother Jerry Grieshop. He was an Army veteran. He was 1949 graduate of Fort Recovery High School. He was a member Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, and its choir for many years He was member and former post commander of the American Legion, Fort Recovery, and a charter member and one of the founders of the Fort Recovery Ambassadors. He served on the Fort Recovery school board and was a member of Full Gospel Businessmans Fellowship International. He will be known for his love of Jesus our savior, his generosity, inventive nature and his harmonica.
Survivors also include seven daughters, Catherine (Carl) Koesters, of Fort Recovery, Theresa (Phillip) Hemmelgarn, of Anna, Sandra (Thomas) Spettel, of Westerville, Judith (James) Wood, of Fort Recovery, Alice (Rob) Gaerke, of Fort Recovery, Lisa (Jerry) Krieg, of Lima, and Jaymi (Marty) Stammen, of Fort Recovery; three sons, Jeffrey (Dana) Grieshop, of Fort Recovery, Dale (Nikki) Grieshop, of Lima, and Scott (Lisa) Grieshop, of Fort Recovery; four brothers, Jerome (Norma) Grieshop, of Fort Recovery, Lou (Charlene) Grieshop, of Fort Recovery, Herb (Janice) Grieshop, of Celina, and John Grieshop, of Wapakoneta; a sister, Rosemary (Herb) Kaiser, of Coldwater; 44 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Doris Grieshop, of Celina; and a brother-in-law, Fred Wilker, of New Bremen.
He was preceded in death by three grandchildren; a brother, Dennis Grieshop; four sisters, Martha Dues, Ruth Wilker, Laura Langenkamp and infant Catherine Grieshop; brothers- and sister-in-law, Cletus Dues, Ralph Langenkamp and Dorothy Grieshop.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery. Father Michael Dandurand and Father Thomas Dorn will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Recovery, with military rites by the Fort Recovery American Legion.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be made to the Fort Recovery Community Foundation. The funds will be used for area families in need.
Online condolences may be directed to brockmanboeckmanfh.com.