Paul Griswold’s greatest gifts were showing love and encouragement to everyone he came in contact with. He loved being together with his family and friends. Second only to his lifelong commitment to the Lord Jesus was his total devotion to loving his family well. His life was most fulfilled through his holy calling as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He never met a stranger and has helped countless people find their way to Christ. His light here on earth will be so missed.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Shelvie; his parents, Oren and Addie Elizabeth Griswold; brothers, Warren and Lyman; sisters, Margie and Celia; and daughter-in-law, Donna (Steven) Griswold.
Paul is survived by two sons, Steven (Samantha) Griswold of Mooresburg, Tenn. and Daniel (Debbie) Griswold of Kingsport, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Amy (Jacob) Brecheisen of Wisconsin, Steven Jr. (Kassadee) Griswold of Chandler, Ariz., Jenna and Jacob Griswold of Kingsport, Tenn. and Violet of Mooresburg, Tenn. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary (Peter) Milosevich of Watertown; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene (Sandy) Rizzi of Rib Lake; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held at Woodland Community Church in Westboro on June 29 at 11 a.m with Rev. Paul Woods officiating. A memorial service will also be held at Celebration Church in Blountville, Tenn. and is set for July 6 at 2 p.m.
Paul’s wishes were to be cremated and interment of his cremated remains will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.