Pat (Pricilla) Griesbaum (nee Trawinski), age 84, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 7th, 2017

Pat GriesbaumPat (Pricilla) Griesbaum (nee Trawinski), age 84, of Lombard, November 12, 1932 – November 4, 2017.  She was the, beloved wife of the late Pfc. USAF William; Loving mother of Linda (late James) Ostien, Laurie (Kevin) Wallace, William Jr., Lianne (Robert) Jaworski, Lisa (Steve) Davey, Michael (Maricor), and John (Pam); Proud grandmother of Zackary, Sgt. Justin (Michelle), Joshua, Paul, Alyson, Ryan, Robert, Mckayla, Spc. Lauren, Daniel, Ethan, Malena, Nickolas, and Mya; Proudest great grandmother of Lyla and Gemma.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 9 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 10 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Alexander Church, 300 S. Cornell Ave., Villa Park, for 10 AM Mass.

Pat was always full of life! She loved family and friend’s celebrations. A woman of many talents, she was a dancer, seamstress, knitter, baker, artist, and she had a beautiful voice.  In short, always fun to be around.  She enjoyed her home/neighborhood in Lombard, and planned many of the block parties for neighbors to gather.  Pat and Bill met and were married within 3 months.  They were always the best dancers on the floor. They were married 59 years, before Bill passed away in 2010.  Once retired Pat and Bill would spend winters in Florida. In the winter of 2015, it was there that Pat was fortunate enough to find a second love, Walter Hartwell. In Pat’s family Walter was also known as Mr. Wonderful. The two were inseparable for 3 years. Pat became Walter’s fiancé on December 25, 2016.

We will all miss you lovely mother, grandmother, great grandmother, fiancé and friend. You have taught us all to LOVE, respect, believe in God, and enjoy life!  We know you are now a beautiful angel, dancing in Heaven.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Danielle Kase says:

    Auntie Pat was so loved and YES, FULL of Life. I have many memories of Christmas at her home, always fun with the entire family.

    Love you and you will never be forgotten XOXO


  2. Kathy Bilski says:

    Pat, You’re now singing and dancing with the angels.Rest in Peace. Now when I feel a tap on my shoulder in church I’ll know it’s your angel. We’ll miss you at Tahitian Gardens. Jerry & Kathy Bilski

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