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Molly A. Greenwood Girsch

Friday, August 3, 2012

Molly A. Greenwood Girsch, 57, of Waterloo, died Friday, July 27, at Covenant Medical Center of complications from a fall in her home.

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Services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, at St. Edward Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Public visitation was from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway. There will be no visitation at the church.

Molly was born March 31, 1955 in Princeton, Ill., daughter of LetB and Eleanor Scott Pitcher. She married Jeff Greenwood on June 25, 1977 in Princeton, Ill. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1995. She married Tom Girsch August 4, 2006 in Waterloo.

Molly graduated from Princeton High School and the University of Iowa in 1977 with a BA in Education. She started out teaching in Omaha, Neb., and was currently employed with the Hudson School District as a substitute teacher.

She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority; University of Iowa Alumni Association; Waterloo/Cedar Falls Panhellenic Association; Waterloo/ Cedar Falls Junior League; Waterloo Junior Golf Association.

Molly's passions were her children and grandchildren and taking care of family and friends. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with those she loved.

Because of Molly's love of golf, Tom's military service in the U.S. Air Force and their combined love of Country, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project to help purchase golf and other equipment for recovery efforts towards wounded veterans in Iowa and throughout the country, www.woundedwarriorsproject.org.

Molly never wavered from her loyalties to family, friends, causes, her Yankees and Hawks, St. Ambrose Bees and Bett Bulldogs. She always fought for the underdog and fiercely defended her loved ones from those who may have attempted to do them harm or injustice.

Rest in Peace. Job Well Done!

Molly was preceded in death by her first husband and her father.

She is survived by her husband; her son Matt of San Diego, Calif.; her daughter, Amy of Denver, Colo.; her mother of Dixon, Ill.; her step-sons, Jeff (Erin) and Joe (Kari) all of Davenport, and Chris (Emily) of Cedar Falls; six granddaughters, Jamee, Jill, Ali, Sam, Katie, and Addy; her brothers-in-law Tim (Patty) Greenwood of Cherokee, and Dave (Mary Ellen) Greenwood of Omaha, Neb., Brian (Leila) Girsch of Waterloo and Mike (Heidi) Girsch of Bloomington, Minn. ; and two sisters-in-law, Mary (Tom) Foster of Tualatin, Oregon, and Sue Girsch of Olympia, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.