Rhea Ann Griffel, 81, of La Crosse, Wis., died Friday, April 26, 2019, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis. She was born in La Crosse, Wis., on August 5, 1937, to Donald and Leone (Hinitzke) Mc Killip. She married Terry Griffel on Sept. 19, 1957, in English Lutheran Church, La Crosse, Wis.
Rhea was a very loving person to all who knew her. She was the first woman to be a Head Teller at the Batavian Bank in La Crosse, and later became the Senior Vice President at US Bank and retired in 1994. Rhea was also known as “Sparkles” for the Coulee Clown Club as she was a member for many years. She enjoyed Bible Study at English Lutheran Church for the past 19 years. She also loved animals.
She is survived by her husband; Terry of La Crosse, Wis., and many other family, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Cathy Overson.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in English Lutheran Church, 1509 King St., La Crosse, Wis. Rev. Mark Solyst will officiate with burial to be held in Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis. Family and friends may call form 10: AM until the time of services in the church on Tuesday.
The Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.