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Lynn Griebling

 Lynn Griebling, age 70, Green Bay, formerly of Houston, TX and Milwaukee, WI passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital with family and friends at her bedside. Lynn was born on June 16, 1945, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the now late Winfred and Eleanor (Sennott) Griebling. Lynn was a graduate of Bradford High School, class of 1963. She graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.A. degree in Music and secured her M.A. in Music at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She completed further study in England and returned to the United States where she sang professionally at venues throughout the nation. She taught vocal music first at Rice University, TX and then at St. Norbert College, WI. Lynn devoted her life to performing music and teaching others. More recently she served as organist at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in De Pere and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Suamico, WI. Lynn was an extraordinary musician and teacher, beloved by all who knew her. She will be lovingly remembered and sorrowfully missed. Lynn is survived by her immediate family, brother, Neal Griebling, sister-in-law, Beverly Griebling; and cousin, Linda (Klein) Cook. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Ashland Avenue, with Rev. Randal Argall, officiating. A Memorial Concert will also be held in Spring. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the following organizations that were close to her heart: Green Bay East High School, The Fine Arts Institute or JOSHUA, (a local Social Justice Organization). Neal extends his profound thanks to those who cared for Lynn during her final days.


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02/05/16 11:44 AM #1    

Berkie Harris (Harris)

I remember Lynn well from A Cappella Chior.  She was one of the star solists.  She had a beautiful voice and was a very nice person.  RIP Lynn.

Berkie Harris

02/06/16 11:54 AM #2    

Patricia Adams (Kriederman)

Lynn had this incredible voice, but her real talent was in the fact that she had perfect pitch! I remember Mr. Goarder having her demonstrate to us what perfect pitch meant.  He would play a note on the piano and she would tell what note it was, or he would ask her to sing a specific note and she was right on every time . Unbelievable  So sad to learn of her passig.

02/06/16 12:41 PM #3    

Frank Nedry

Yes I too remember Lynn's gift of perfect pitch and she helped keep the A Cappella Choir's songs from slipping in pitch as we went along. About 10 years ago I somehow got her phone number and gave her a call just to say hi and find out what she was doing. We had a short talk and I said if she was ever in Milwaukee to give me a call. A few months later she did just that and we had a nice get together in Oak Creek and exchanged some musical ideas and she listened to some of my music and she was very appreciative of what I was doing. I always wanted to hear her trio again that she had with Cherie Boyle and Jean Hallenbeck because they sounded so good together. During our visit she may have given me a 45 rpm copy of a song they did in one of those do it yourself recording booths from the old days. I will look around to see if I can find it. 

    All I know is that Mr. Gaarder has one heck of a choir up in heaven with Lynn standing right up front. It was my honor to have sung with her and just maybe, if the Good Lord needs a first tenor, I can do so again.


02/07/16 10:57 AM #4    

Sandra Prell (Obertin)

I remember Lynn being a very nice person with a ready smile.  Sounds like she had a very interesting life doing what she loved.

02/16/16 02:45 PM #5    

Howard Gesbeck

02/16/16 02:52 PM #6    

Howard Gesbeck

I knew Lynn from grade school, Jr. high, and high school. We were in many of the same classes.  The picture is of the trio that Frank mentioned.   From left, Cheryl Boyle, Jean  Hallenbeck and Lynn. 

02/17/16 10:55 AM #7    

Lawrence Szantor

When I learned of Lynn’s passing, I immediately thought of the trio shown in Howard’s photo . In addition to her talent, Lynn was a very sweet, sensitive and intelligent person.




02/20/16 01:06 AM #8    

Deborah Behnke

What nice remembrances of Lynn. 

I remember singing with her in a trio in Jr. High (Lincoln),

I started too soon, more than once, "Lo How a Rose 'er Blooming", with Gail Berenson at Piano.


02/20/16 07:27 AM #9    

Nancy Henkel (Schulte)

I sang in that trio Debbie mentioned. Low Now a Rose is Blooming at Lincoln too. I was in the girls choirs in HS but didn't make the Acapella Choir. I do have two HS vinyl records and if someone would like them, I'll mail them to you. I'm into regiftingLynn had a full life using her talent.Actually I became a nurse and worked at St Vincent's in Green Bay in 1966. I love all kinds of music but now I listen while I paint. You can see my work on Facebook.

Nancy Henkel Schulte

02/20/16 09:38 AM #10    

Robert Olsman (Olsman)

I fondly remeber Lynn beginning at LIncoln and of course through high school. I am pretty sure I had a crush on her while at Lincoln. I also remeber Neil who was an excellent tennis player.

Unfortunately, I was not aware of her wonderful career in music, but the pictures of the trio brings back fond memories of those terrifc years.

My heartfelt condolences to her family. RIP Lynn.

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