Rhea Ann Griffel

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Rhea Ann Griffel

April 05, 1937 - April 26, 2019

Rhea Ann Griffel Rhea Ann Griffel
Rhea Ann Griffel, 81, of La Crosse died Friday, April 26, 2019, in Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.
She was born in La Crosse, April 5, 1937, to Donald and Leone (Hinitzke) Mc Killip. She married Terry Griffel Sept. 19, 1957, in English Lutheran Church, La Crosse.
Rhea was a very loving person to all who knew her. She was the first woman to be a head teller at the Batavian Bank in La Crosse and later became the senior vice president at US Bank and retired in 1994. Rhea was also known as "Sparkles" for the Coulee Clown Club, as she was a member for many years. She enjoyed Bible study at English Lutheran Church for the past 19 years. She also loved animals.
She is survived by her husband, Terry of La Crosse; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Cathy Overson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in English Lutheran Church, 1509 King St., La Crosse. The Rev. Mark Solyst will officiate with burial to be held in Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse. Family and friends may call form 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday in the church.
The Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.blaschkeschneider.com.
Published on April 28, 2019
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4 posts

Dorothy Schaefer
Apr 28, 2019
I’ve known Rhea my whole life...her and Terry were like second parents to me and I LOVED staying at their house when I was a child (it was a blast and I was spoiled ). Sooo sorry Terry.💔 Rhea was like an Angel. Love her.
John Dickson
Apr 28, 2019
I worked with Rhea at Batavian Bank. Great lady, very smart, had a great laugh. Fun to work with. Sorry to read about your loss.
Apr 28, 2019
You will be missed Sparkles. RIP.
Dale Sinclair
Apr 27, 2019
So sorry Terry, thinking of you at this most very difficult time. Sending prayers your way.