Memorial services for Roland Greiner of Morris, MN, formerly of Donnelly, will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Donnelly, MN, with Pastor Rochelle Anderson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at a later date at Vinger Cemetery, rural Donnelly.
Roland James Greiner was born to William and Rose (Feuchtenberger) Greiner on February 2, 1940. He was one of eight siblings growing up on the family farm. He graduated from Morris High School in 1958. On November 25, 1961, Roland was united in marriage to the love of his life Jan Ersted. The two were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Donnelly. The couple began their family on their own farmstead in rural Morris. Roland loved and was very fond of his farming days and the animals he raised. Through the years he would help where he was needed. He drove truck for Hancock Concrete, the Donnelly Co-op, and CHS. He helped out area farmers and owned and operated Westside Grocery Store. After moving to Donnelly, he was very proud of owning and operating Sax’s Café’. Roland loved visiting with customers and friends.
Roland and his son Greg were very fond of John Deere and restoring antique tractors together to original condition. He also enjoyed daily visits with his daughter, Paula over the phone. He was an honest hard-working man that believed in doing things right the first time around, so they lasted for years and years to come. He was a great people person willing to talk to anyone and everyone. A sad day for Roland was the day the Donnelly elevator closed and having to find a new spot to meet his friends for chatting. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids by bringing them to stock car races, taking them fishing and golfing. He stayed active through the years by helping out at the church and maintaining the lawn mowing and making the church look good. He was a member of the St. John’s Church council and Vinger Cemetery board for more years than he could count. He took much pride in his work. After moving off the farmstead in Donnelly, he would still mow the lawn when he could. Roland was a very dedicated worker. He enjoyed stock car races, golfing, watching sports, and fishing.
Roland died on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at his home in Morris. He was 82 years old.
Roland is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jan Greiner; his son, Gregory (Dona) Greiner; his daughter, Paula Hufford; his grandchildren, Adam (Hannah) Bosen, Andrew Bosen, Amanda (Charles) Moser, Samantha Greiner, Brianna, Heather, and Brooke Hufford; his great-grandchildren, Noah, Weston, Kylie, and Hazel Moser, Lucas and Brody Bosen; siblings, Delores (Ron) Wiese, Joanne (Knute) Wevley, Ken (Pam) Greiner, Lloyd (Joy) Greiner, and Dick (Sandy) Greiner. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Rose Greiner; his brother, William Greiner II; his sister, Mary Lou Greiner; and his grandson, Jordan James Hufford.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Donnelly or memorial of your choice. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit www.pedersenfh.com.