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Edward Floyd Greeno


ONTONAGON, Mich. - Edward Floyd Greeno, 90, of Ewen, died on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Long Term Care in Ontonagon.

Ed was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Ewen, the son of Floyd and Bernice (Taylor) Greeno. He attended Ewen High School but left early to join the United States Army during World War II. He served from 1943-1946. Veterans who were unable to complete their schooling were entitled to receive their diplomas, and in June 2004, Ed was awarded his honorary high school diploma.

On June 7, 1947, he was married to Elaine Fencil at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ewen. The Rev. Vincent C. Savageau officiated. The couple resided in Ewen, during which he was employed for Turner Construction Company at White Pine and later worked as an employee of the White Pine Copper Mine. He was a partner in A & G excavating, a substitute bus driver for Ewen-Trout Creek Schools, and an EMT for the Ontonagon County Ambulance. Ed enjoyed hunting and spending time at hunting camp, fishing, and going to his cabin at Beaton's Lake. He will always be remembered for his "friendly wave."

Ed was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ewen American Legion Post 41, Ewen Senior Center and 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elaine Greeno; daughters, Charlene (Duane) VanCampenhout, of Green Bay, Wis., and Janice (Gordon) Thomasini, of Ewen; grandchildren, Jay (Tanya) and Dawn VanCampenhout; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Brody; and his brother, Claude.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Arthur and Michael.

Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. EST at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The Funeral Mass will follow at 1 p.m. EST with the Rev. Antony Kalapura as celebrant.

Spring burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Ewen.

The Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel is assisting the family.


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