Michael P. "Choppy" Grieger

Michael P. "Choppy" Grieger, 59, of Richfield, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008 at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend.

He was born on Jan. 4, 1949 in Milwaukee to the late John "Jack" and Edith "Edie" (nee Farchmin) Grieger, and was a 1967 graduate of West Division High School.

On Sept. 24, 1983 Mike was united in marriage to Sandra Schmidt at Wellington Park Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

Together they made their home in Milwaukee until moving to Richfield in 1997.

Mike had been an employee at the former Wisconsin Color Press Co. in Milwaukee.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, cards, pool, feeding the birds and especially his dogs and cats.

Mike is survived by his wife, Sandy; a sister, Susan (Tom) Nikkinen of Milwaukee; a brother, John Grieger of Port Washington; his mother-in-law, Beverly Schmidt of Milwaukee; two sisters-in-law, Linda (Nick) Weber of Newburg, and Laura (John) Burant of Waukesha; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Richard Schmidt.

Funeral services in remembrance of Mike will be held on Saturday, May 24, at noon at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend, with Chaplin Russ Hurst officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

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