Ethel M. Greenlee, 93, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in the Pilgrim Manor at Plymouth following a brief illness.
Ethel was born the daughter of Swedish immigrant Fred “Fritz” and Josephine Bergman in Duluth, Minnesota. They settled in the Donaldson area and she graduated from West High School in 1943.
On June 17, 1947 in Donaldson, Ethel married Lowell R. Greenlee and together they raised three sons: Robert, Phil and Larry. They shared 64 years of memories prior to the death of Lowell on July 17, 2011.
Ethel was a fun loving wife, mother to many, grandmother and friend. She was known for her cooking skills highlighted by her Swedish pancakes. Ethel was an accomplished artist, seamstress and Sudoku player. For many years she upholstered furniture for others at her home. She was formerly active with Tri-Kappa.
She had worked for Cook Bros., VanGilder and Muday Furniture Stores in Plymouth. Ethel retired at the age of 62.
She took great pride in her entire family. Surviving members include her three sons and their families: Robert L. Greenlee of Plymouth and daughter Gina C. Greenlee, Phil F. & Yung J. Greenlee of Plymouth and children Debra S. (Kevin) Lockhart and Doreen S. Ruggles, Larry K. Greenlee of Ft. Wayne and children Adam K. (Kelly) Greenlee, Drew W. Greenlee and Leah M. Rowe. Great-grandchildren include: Hadley, Asia, Breanne, Rebecca, Brandon, Samantha and Kensleigh along with great-great granddaughter Raea.
She was preceded in death by her spouse and one sister Rosie Bergman.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 19th from 10 until noon in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, Indiana. Funeral services will immediately follow at noon in the funeral home with Life Celebrant James Smart presiding.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Center for Hospice Care 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563 or The REES Theatre Project, 123 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563
Funeral Director - Randall L. Danielson - Randy@Johnson-Danielson.com