Wilfrieda M. Greenway


MARQUETTE, MI – Wilfrieda M. Greenway, age 93, of Marquette, walked on, Sunday, January 8, 2017, at her home, in the loving care of her family and caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice.

Born March 2, 1923 in Custer, Michigan, a daughter of John and Anna (McDaquette) LaPorte, she was raised in the Munising area and had been a Marquette resident since 1940.

A homemaker, Wilfrieda was a member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.

Survivors include two sons, David Eldred (Roberta) Greenway of Shawano, WI; and Ronald James (Barbara) Greenway of Marquette; her grandchildren, Marie (Matt) Luchterhand and Ronald James (Kari) Greenway, Jr; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldred T. Greenway, whom she married December 8, 1945; her sisters Verita (the late George “Pete”) Rose and Juanita LaPorte; and brothers Raymond, Donald (the late Lina), William (the late Dora), and Francis (the late Alice) LaPorte.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Friday, January 13, beginning at 1:00 pm until the time of service at 2:00 pm. Deacon Gregg St. John will officiate. Interment will be made in the Northland Chapel Gardens.

Condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderfuneralhome.com