THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: February 27, 2020
Frank Grinsteiner, 91, of Stephenson, Mi., passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay, with family by his side.
Born Jan. 21, 1929 in Halliday, N.D., to the late Michael and Katherine (Weninger) Grinsteiner, he graduated from Stephenson High School in 1947 and then attended Michigan State University where he earned a Certificate in Agriculture.
On Dec. 27, 1952, he married Marcellene Meyers at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Walsch. He worked as an engineer on the ships of the Great Lakes for nine years and then started a dairy farm in Stephenson in 1957.
In his farming career, he was a member of the Farm Bureau for 60 years and sat on the board for 30 years. In 1983, he was named farmer of the week by the Farm Bureau and in 1970 was named and awarded most improved dairy farmer of Menominee County.
He enjoyed being involved in the community and was a member of many local affairs committee's. He served as Stephenson Township Treasurer from 1961-1971 and as Town Clerk from 1978-1981. He also drove bus for 20 years and in 2011 he received an award from Michigan Public Schools Retiree's of Menominee County for volunteering. He enjoyed going to all the local high school sporting events, but mostly watching his grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by his wife, Marce; a daughter, Dawn (Mike) Wachal of Ingalls, Mi.; a son, Oscar (Annette) Grinsteiner of Wallace, Mi.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters; two brothers; two sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Wayne; a daughter-in-law, Kat Grinsteiner; a brother, Tony and two sisters,Theresa Rife and Dolly Grinsteiner.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb, 28 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson from 3 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 6 p.m., with Deacon Tom Rivard presiding. Burial will be in the Stephenson Township Cemetery in Spring. In lieu of flowers, acts of kindness or sympathy can be directed to Marce Grinsteiner.