Shirley M. Greisch, age 63, of Port Washington, WI; passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 18, 2020 from a sudden heart attack at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, WI.

She was born on October 1, 1956 in Port Washington; daughter of Donald and Anita Kringel Franzen.  She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School and graduated from Grafton High School, class of 1974.

On February 11, 1978, Shirley married Jeff Greisch of Port Washington at St. Paul’s Church in Grafton.  Shirley was a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandma.  Over the years she worked at the Portal Industries and Target in Grafton.  She may be remembered working at the deli at Port Washington’s Sentry Foods.  Recently she had become more involved with her mom’s care.  She always made time for others that needed help or a compassionate ear.

Shirley loved to spend her time in her flower gardens, watching and attending Brewer games, building puzzles and spending time, in person and virtually, with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Jeff, her children Heather (Jason) Godersky of Grafton, Bryan (Jessica) Greisch of Port Washington, Jason (Tricia) Greisch of Menasha, Shawn (fiancé Tianna Buslaff) Greisch of Eden and Rachael (Donald ) Hasby of Hartford; grandchildren Hailey, Logan, Katelyn, Deztynie, Landon, Jaycee and Isaac; her mom Anita Franzen of Grafton, who passed away April 27, 2021; her sisters Sharon Franzen and Susan Franzen both of Grafton; her brothers Steve Franzen of Cedarburg and Stuart (Wendy) Franzen of Saukville and sister-in-law Jean Franzen of Fredonia.  Shirley is further survived by Jeff’s parents James and Jennie Greisch, his sisters Jill (Gary) Wuestenhagen and Judy (Rob) Deuhring and his brother Joel (Wendy) Greisch, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Shirley is preceded in death by her father Donald Franzen, her brother Scott Franzen and her brother-in-law James “Jimmy” Greisch.

A memorial service will be held 5 pm Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Poole Funeral Home. Visitation from 3 pm to 5 pm Friday, June 11, 2021 prior to the service. Pastor Scott Kruse of St. Paul Lutheran, Grafton will preside.

Memorials to the American Heart Association ( appreciated.



  1. So very sad to hear that Shirley has passed away. She baby sat my son over 30 years ago and she still remembered me when she worked at Sentry. Such a wonderful person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. This was heartbreaking to hear. Deepest sympathies to the family. She’ll always be “Shawn’s mom” to me, but always remember her at the Sentry deli with Rachel. A kind smile and a “hi!” whenever i was over helping Shawn with a boat.

  3. We send our deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife, mother, daughter and grandmother. During this difficult time and beyond may you find comfort in your many wonderful memories, and also know that you have many other family and friends who care. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dear Jeff and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Shirley..I have so many nice memories of her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at Target and seeing her when she worked at Sentry; as well as running into her randomly at both places! My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  6. So very, very sad to hear about Shirley passing away way too soon. My very deepest sympathy to the whole family. You all will be in my prayers.
    Linda Schultz (Tim’s mom).

  7. Jeff, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Gerard

  8. Heather I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your mother. I am praying for you and your family.

  9. So sad to hear of Shirley’s passing. My deepest sympathy to the family.

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