March 7, 1926-Oct. 8, 2013
TRACY – Services for Al Greenfield, 87, of Tracy will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tracy Lutheran Church. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial is in Tracy Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Al Greenfield died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, surrounded by his family at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Al Greenfield was born March 7, 1926, near Balaton to Albert and Fannie (Sonius) Greenfield. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. He received his education in country school. Al served his country in the U.S. Army; he enlisted on Dec. 11, 1944 and received his honorable discharge on March 13, 1947. During his service, he received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Word War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. On April 18, 1946. Al married Blanche Walden and to this union five children were born: Lenny, Lilia, Loren, Linda and Larry. Al later married JoAnn Popp on Feb. 12, 1966, at Tracy Lutheran Church. Together they had three children: Mychael, Jason, and Denis. Al worked as an auto mechanic first at Tri-County Co-op, and then out of his own garage in his later years. He owned, collected, and loved working on Corvairs cars were his passion. Al had pride and self-confidence in fixing vehicles. He was a member of the Tracy VFW, Cooties (a VFW service branch), and Tracy Lutheran Church. Al was a faithful Red Cross blood donor having donated 17 gallons. He enjoyed gardening and doing lawn work, fishing, going to casinos and gambling, and watching the Minnesota Twins. Al loved all kitties, especially Sparky. He had a special talent with children; he loved them all and they loved him. Al was a chocoholic and always had candy. He loved visiting with family and friends over coffee, cookies, and a game of cribbage.
Al is survived by his wife, JoAnn Greenfield of Tracy; children: Lenny (Marv) Becker of Garvin, Lilia (Lonnie) Horner of Tracy, Loren (Marilyn) of Galesburg, Ill., Linda (Paul) Collins of Las Vegas, NV, Larry (Cathy) of Fonda, Iowa, Mychael (Shirley) of Marshall, Jason (Jennifer Luettel) of Lake Crystal, and Denis (Theresa) of Webster City, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister Helen Towne of Garvin; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Edna Henkel and Joyce Popowski, brothers Norman and Wally Greenfield, and granddaughters Erin and Lindsey Greenfield.