KEWANEE - Mirilda “Tootie” B. Greiert, 93, of Kewanee, died at 1:15 AM, Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Kewanee Care Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 25 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Burnell Eckardt will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
She was born June 5, 1920 in Kewanee, the daughter of Russell and Lillian (Starberg) Lee. She married Edward E. Greiert on September 21, 1940 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on December 3, 1979. Survivors include her son, Edward (Judy) Greiert of Camden, IL, her daughter, Bonnie Pyle of Peoria, IL and three grandchildren, Stephen Pyle of Denver, CO, Edward Troy Greiert of Joliet, IL and Nicole Greiert of Gibson City, IL. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, August and Arnold Lee and six sisters, Minola Ripka, Muriel Egert, Mary Hasch, Marvel Freeland, Marjorie Mirocha and Maxine Klavohn.
Mirilda graduated from Kewanee High School in 1938 and from Kewanee Business College. She was a homemaker and a member of st, Paul’s Lutheran Church. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com