Morris (Greenie) Greenfield, 65
Morris (Greenie) Greenfield, 65, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Services: 11 a.m., Saturday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church by Pastor Bonnie Koeppen. Friends may visit with the family Friday from 3 to 8 p.m., at Teahen Funeral Home and at the church Saturday after 10 a.m.
Morris is survived by his wife Cindy; two daughters Susan (Christopher) Salee of Palo and Sherry Greenfield of Cedar Rapids; two granddaughters Lauren and Parker Salee; two brothers Robert (Hazel) Greenfield of Long Beach, Florida and LeRoy (Janice) Greenfield of Edina, MN; a sister-in-law Nancy Greenfield of Denver, CO; a sister Mary Dugan (John) of Chandler, Arizona; in-laws Kenneth and Roberta Knudson of Marshalltown; four sisters-in-laws Becky (Rick) Engelking of Conrad, Kris (Jeff) McKibben of Newton, Marcia (Wally) Kleman of Berlin, WI, and Marilyn (Dennis) Keplin of Brandon, WI.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Phillip.
Morris was born November 12, 1948 in Princeton, MN the son of Fredrich and Gladys (Vugteveen) Greenfield. He graduated from Milaca High School in Milaca, MN and attended St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. He married Cynthia Ann Knudson June 23, 1973 in Marshalltown where they made their home for several years before moving to Cedar Rapids in 1977. Morris served in the US Army for two years; one year in Vietnam with D Company 51st Infantry. He then spent 40 years with the Morton Building Company working his way from crew member to manager of the Atkins, IA office.
Greenie was a member of St. Mark’s UMC and has served on numerous committees. He served on the Grant Wood AEA Board of Directors for 13 years. Morris was also a member of the Cedar Rapids West Rotary Club where he achieved 29 years perfect attendance and 10 Paul Harris Fellowships. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 788. Greenie loved to play softball and was a member of the Claxton Pharmacy team for 20 years.
Morris made friends with all he came into contact with, whether they were fellow softball players, customers, club mates or just waiting in line for something. He was quick with a joke and a smile and made people feel at home wherever he was. Accomplishments and milestones cannot always be put into words. Greenie wore so many hats in this life (student, platoon mate, coach, teammate, husband, father, grandpa, ‘buddy’, etc.) and will be dearly missed.
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