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Harry James Griede

April 19, 1947 ~ May 17, 2020 (age 73)


Harry James Griede, Jr., 73, passed away on Sunday May 17, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. The family will have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a future date.

Mr. Griede was born April 19, 1947 in Oaklawn, IL to the late Harry James and Alice Zeephat Griede, Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. Mr. Griede retired from the tire merchandising industry and then went on to work as a Medical Transport Driver with Mid Cumberland in Springfield, where he later retired. Mr. Griede was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He loved gardening and working in his flowers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by her sister: Annette Bulthuis. Mr. Griede is survived by his wife of 52 years: Darlene Pruim Griede of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Carrie “CJ” Griede of Springfield, by his brother: Robert Griede of Chicago, and by his sisters: Ruth Andrews and Florence Albrecht both of Illinois, and Alice Elder of Florida

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors or the American Cancer Society

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