Eugene R. Griffin died peacefully, surrounded by family, on September 5, 2015 at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Plover, while under the care of Ministry Home Care-Hospice.
He was born on December 6, 1940 in Tomah to the late Leola (Gregoroff) and Rolland Griffin. He grew up in the Tomah area moving to Madison as a young man. He worked in the Madison area as a painter for the majority of his career.
Gene loved to hunt and fish and spent as much time as he could pursuing these activities until his illness prevented him from them. He also learned to love to play Bingo while at Maple Ridge and ensured his schedule was arranged around it. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #1572.
He married Barbara Moore on May 21, 1994 in Stevens Point. They lived in the Stevens Point area throughout their marriage.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, two sons, John Slayton (Tenley), Billings, MT; Steven (Brooke), Columbus, OH; two daughters, Pam Slayton, Virginia Beach; Michelle (Scott) Hewitt, Portage; three stepsons, Steven (Trudy Grabyshack) Moore, Kellner; Michael (Bonnie) Moore, Kevin (Coleen) Moore, both of Wisconsin Rapids, a stepdaughter, Tami (Gary) Brost, Nekoosa. He is further survived by three sisters, Virginia (Charles) Picard, Tomah; Veva (Robert) Knutson, Rosholt; Lisa Griffin, Tomah, two brothers Howard (Lynn) Griffin, Kronenwetter; Vernon (Janet), Madison. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Debbie and Bruce McMannes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roger (Bernadine) Griffin and a step grandson, Christopher Brost.
Gene’s family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to the Maple Ridge staff for their wonderful care given to him during his stay. Also to the Ministry Home Care-Hospice for their kindness and compassion to Gene and the entire family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, September 14th at 11:00 AM at the Moose Family Center, 1025 2nd Street N, Stevens Point. A Loyal Order of Moose Service of Tribute will be held at 11:30 AM. Pisarski Funeral Homes of Stevens Point & Plover is honored to have served the family. For on line condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com