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Gretta (Mohwinkle) Fiet, 73, of Rockford, passed away on November 1, 2017 after a long battle with dementia. She was born on September 13, 1944 in Waukon, Iowa, the daughter of Delton and Helen (Beardmore) Mohwinkle. She graduated from Waukon High School and married David Fiet on June 8, 1963. Gretta did administrative and clerical work for Sears Optical, and worked in the office with her husband at P & L Auto Body. She was a member at Riverside Community Church and sang in the church choir. She was also a member of the Belvidere Moose Club and the Rockford Elks Club. Gretta was a fine bowler and city champion. She was an avid gardener and great baker; in fact in High School she won the Betty Crocker award. Gretta also enjoyed her time quilting with the Stitch and Bitch Club.
She is survived by her husband, David; son, Ron (Laura) Fiet of Rockford; daughter, Debbie (Tim) McEvilly of Plainfield; grandchildren, Maggie and Liam McEvilly; her beloved dog, Rags; siblings, Lyle (Mary) Mohwinkle, Ralph (Viv) Mohwinkle, Brenda Vonderohe, Greg (Cathy) Mohwinkle, Fern (Al) Rissman, Doreen Denstad, and Bev (Scott) Anderson; numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Riverside Community Church with Pastor Bobby Sheets officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Gretta loved flowers, but should you choose to leave a charitable gift, memorials may be made to Anam Care, 8104 Sayer Rd., Rockford, Il 61108 or Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd, Rockford, IL 61108




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Condolences & Shared Memories (13)

  1. Linda Auman

    Ron, to you and your family, thinking of you and praying for you. May God bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  2. Judy Nagel

    David: I am so sorry to hear of the passing Gretta. Even though I never met her, your Mom spoke highly of her. May she rest in peace, and may God Bless you.

  3. Joanie Ekberg

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Dave. She was a very sweet lady. We all had such fun together for many years. I'm sure "dad" is welcoming her to her heavenly home and will take good care of her till we all get there. Love ya -joanie

  4. Jean (Wittenberger/Schott) Hoeck

    I’m just so sorry to hear of Gretta’s passing. I remember sometimes when I was little, you would come to visit your folks and my family would be there. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am thankful Gretta is whole once again.

  5. Rich and Sally Paeglow

    We have fond memories of you, Dave, and your family. We are sorry to hear of Gretta's passing.

  6. Marian Cias

    Sending my sincere sympathy to Dave and his family.

  7. Rosalette and Owen Schellhammer

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gretta and her family.

  8. Pat Waldron

    I did not know Gretta, but I know her daughter Deb, well. With that said, I know then that Gretta left a great legacy. Deb is a great mother, a loving wife, and has raised kind and thoughtful children. No doubt Deb is a product of the example of her mother, as Gretta's grandchildren will be as well. Indeed, what a great legacy Gretta left. God bless this family.

  9. Sandy Thompson

    My deepest sympathy to Dave and family. Gretta was my husband's tablemate at Anam Care. I'm sorry I didn't know her when she was well as Gretta sounds like she was a very special lady.

  10. Sheryl Prestemon

    So sorry to hear about Gretta's death. Our deepest sympathy to Dave and all of your family.

  11. Randy Nicol

    I feel honored to have worked with Greta for over 20 years.She was great with customers and employees.A truly wonderful person.................

  12. Bob and Pat VanDyke

    We will always remember Gretta just like the picture. We have many good memories with Dave and Gretta at P&L, the Elks club and the Belvidere Moose. Our condolences to the family.

  13. Ron and Jeanette Polhill

    That picture is the way we will always remember Gretta. She was a dear friend and some of our best memories are with Dave and Gretta. 45 year of them. Love to the family.


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