Jeannette Joan Grelck

Jeannette Joan Grelck

April 02, 1921 - March 20, 2019
Lake Forest CA

Jeannette Joan Grelck

April 02, 1921 - March 20, 2019
Lake Forest CA


Jeannette Joan (Treppa) Grelck

Jeannette Joan Grelck, daughter of Basil Treppa and Mathilda Freda, died on March 20, 2019 in Lake Forest, California two weeks shy of her 98thbirthday. She is the widow of John Gabriel Grelck II (called Jack), having lost him February 2, 2013, after 66½ years of marriage.

She is survived by her children, Linda Elaine Serna (Frank), John Gabriel Grelck III (Janice Griffo), Laura Marie Smith (Richard), Catherine Lynn Andersen (David), Joseph Michael Grelck (Rafaela Damian), and 15 grandchildren as well as 24 great-grandchildren.

Jeannette was born on April 2, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from San Diego High in 1939 and worked for Douglas Aircraft during WWII before she married Jack on August 17, 1946, at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Los Angeles.

Jeannette was a life-long faithful Catholic attending Mass at Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church in Lake Forest California after her husband died. She was an accomplished seamstress, a budding artist, a doll collector and was acknowledged for her ability to grow anything. Jeannette loved flowers (especially roses). She was also known for her many hours of volunteering, as well as her loving and forgiving heart, her ability to listen, and her wisdom.

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Memorial Mass

  • Date & Time: April 2, 2019 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Santiago De Compostela Catholic Church
  • Location: 21682 Lake Forest Dr. Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-8599

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: April 3, 2019 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
  • Location: Cabrillo Memorial Drive San Diego, CA 92166 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Jeannette Joan Grelck

  1. I love you Grandma.

  2. James says:

    God bless you and Grandpa, Grandma! Thank you for giving all of your kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and future generations the magnificent gift of life! Glad you and Grandpa are together again and are with God!

  3. Rose Krupp says:

    Jack and Jeannette were dear friends of my mom, Mary B. Jack and my mom met at Holy Name School in Los Angeles and were lifelong friends. I remember fun times at the Grelck’s as a child. They were always kind to my widowed mom, even stopping by to see her on her first New Years eve alone. That was Jack and Jeannette!

    Mary B died in 2005 and I’m sure there is lots of laughter in heaven now that Jack and Jeannette are together again… alone with Mary B and John.
    May they Rest In Peace.
    Sending love and prayers to the Grelck family.

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