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Stanley V. Greimann, 80

Dec 21, 2009

Connecticut — Stanley Virgil Greimann, age 80, of N. Branford, Conn., formerly of Blue Earth, died Dec. 10, 2009 in Connecticut.

Stanley was interred next to his parents in his much-beloved Minnesota. A funeral service was held in Connecticut and locally a prayer service was held Dec. 22, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation, Blue Earth. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Stanley’s birth on Oct. 23, 1929 happened to coincide with the legendary collapse of the stock market. The son of Helen and Fred, Stan grew up on a farm just west of Blue Earth, where he helped in the barnyard and fields while also excelling in school. Co-valedictorian of his class, Stan went off to St. Olaf College then to Yale University where he studied architecture and city planning.

New Haven was also where he met his wife and life-long companion, Millie. Their 57 years of marriage began in Dwight Chapel on the Yale campus. Stan and Millie later moved to Guilford, Conn., where Stan designed and built a home on Lovers Lane. While living on the shoreline, Stan continued in his profession as a planner. With great heart, diligence, and vision, he worked for more than 26 years for the Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency currently based in Old Saybrook, negotiating with towns along the shoreline on the basics of housing, transportation, the elderly, environmental concerns, and other issues of land use and planning. Stan always cherished his Minnesota roots and returned often with his family. Beyond being a nurturing and compassionate father, he was the only grandfather of his three grandchildren. He exercised a deep faith, explored foreign lands, drew building plans, made scale models, grew orchids, collected first editions, studied history, shaped bonsai, tended goldfish, grew vegetables and perennials, painted watercolors… and just simply exuded tenderness and care toward everyone and everything he touched.

He is survived by his wife, Millie Greimann, of N. Branford, CONN.,, his children, Garth (Lindsay) Greimann, Amy (Reed) Carlson, Eric Greimann, grandchildren, Mallory (Jamie) McManus, Hannah and Reid.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Helen Greimann and his brother Wesley Greimann.

Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Blue Earth is assisting the family with the local arrangements. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com.

Memorial donations may be made in Stan’s name to the Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc., 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, Conn., 06475.