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In Memory of Russell D. Greiner - Raising Funeral Expenses

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This GoFundMe is in loving memorial of Russell David Greiner, to provide financial support to Melody, his wife of 33 years, as she navigates this heartbreak, grief, and understanding life without him.

I am Dustin, his son, and am creating and running this on her behalf.

Russell has heroically fought Follicular Lymphoma, a type of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Histiocytic Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that attacks your gastrointestinal systems, since July 2023, and tragically he passed away on April 3, 2024 surrounded by his loving wife, son Cody, daughter-in-law Stephanie and other family members who were able to join him in his final days.

As we look at the final expenses our family will have providing our loving Husband and Dad his modest final wishes, we are reaching out for help.

The battle Dad fought was not just long and difficult on his body, but on the family's resources. While there is life insurance and benefits that will be available to our Mom in the mid-term and future, the immediate expenses for arrangements with the funeral home and other related expenses are overwhelming after nearly a year of fighting this vicious battle as a full time job.

We're hoping to raise through your generous support $12,000 to cover the following major expenses:
  • GoFundMe fees
  • Transportation/Funeral Home
  • Cremation
  • Return of remains to family for private memorial
  • Other immediate expenses for Melody over the next few months as she waits on future benefits.

All donations go straight to Melody directly as she handles Russell's estate.

Even if you can't donate, thank you so much for caring enough to read this far. My Dad was a wonderful man who taught me everything I know from how to tell a good story to building and fixing pretty much anything I'll ever need to. We will love and miss him always, and share his story as much as we can to carry on his memory.

I plan to update this with a couple of stories, because I'd love for more people to know some of the incredible things he got up to in life.

Please share with your communities and networks, and thank you for your support.

  • Dustin


  • Jennifer Whitworth
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Michelle Chiles
    • $125 
    • 2 mos
  • Christine Meloy Beck
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Tonya Shankle
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Jennifer Hazel
    • $25 
    • 2 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Russell Greiner
Edmond, OK
Melody Greiner

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