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Wilma Lou Greenig

May 29, 1942 ~ August 15, 2020 (age 78)


Wilma Lou Greenig, 78, passed from this life on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at her home with her family. She was born on May 29, 1942 in Leroy, Kansas to Orville and Margaret Talley Iseman. They moved to Iowa when she was an infant and lived in several communities surrounding Fairfield. Wilma attended high school at Lockridge. In 1959, she married Radford Melcher. Together they had three children, Rebecca, Margie and Randolph. They later divorced and on July 29, 1978 Wilma married Arthur Greenig III in Fairfield. They just celebrated their 42nd anniversary.

Wilma was employed at J & B Plastics and later worked for many years in the produce department at Easter Foods. She loved flowers and gardening and could grow almost anything. Together, she and Art created beautiful flower beds and planted hundreds of trees on their acreage. She canned and made jellies from her garden but gave most of her produce away to others. Wilma was a very artistic and creative person and could turn simple trash into treasures.

Although Wilma was a homebody, she loved gatherings with family and friends. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Art, children, Becky (Rick) Porter, Margie Steele and Randy (Pam) Melcher, her grandchildren, Amber (Dan) Earnest,  Shane (Jessica) Koontz, Sandra (Chad) Vice, Adam (Lyndsey) Melcher, Nathan (Shana) Steele, Amanda (Tyler) Hotz, and Tori (Cale) Curoe, step granddaughters, Cari Porter & Casie (Adam) Bergman & 26 great grandchildren. Wilma is also survived by her siblings, Shirley (Ron) Louth, Betty (Phil) May, Carol (Richard) Seddon, Charlotte Farley, & Homer Iseman, and parent in laws, Art & Claudia Greenig Jr. Sister & brother in laws, JoAnn Iseman, Rose Ann Iseman, Paul (Lisa) Greenig, Cindy (Allen) Biggs & Elizabeth (Monte) Hunter. She was preceded by her parents and brothers Dean, Dale & Dennis Iseman.

The family will be eternally grateful to her hospice angels, Lynn and Liz, who enabled her to stay at home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to Camp Courageous . They may be left at Behner Funeral Home or mail to: Art Greenig III, 1674 Old Hwy 34, Fairfield, IA. 52533.  A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends will be 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the Birmingham Shelter House.

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Celebration of Life Gathering
October 3, 2020

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Birmingham Shelter House
East Main Street
Birmingham, IA 52535

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