Al Greenfield


GreenfieldAl Greenfield age 87 of Tracy passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 12 at Tracy Lutheran Church. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment is in Tracy Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Al Greenfield was born March 7, 1926 near Balaton, Minnesota to Albert and Fannie (Sonius) Greenfield. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. He received his education in country school. Al served his country in the US Army; he enlisted on December 11, 1944 and received his honorable discharge on March 13, 1947. During his service, he received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Word War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. On April 18, 1946 Al married Blanche Walden and to this union 5 children were born: Lenny, Lilia, Loren, Linda, and Larry. Al later married JoAnn Popp on February 12, 1966 at Tracy Lutheran Church. Together they had 3 children: Mychael, Jason, and Denis. Al worked as an auto mechanic first at Tri-County Coop, and then out of his own garage in his later years. He owned, collected, and loved working on Corvairs – cars were his passion. Al had pride and self- confidence in fixing vehicles. He was a member of the Tracy VFW, Cooties (a VFW service branch), and Tracy Lutheran Church. Al was a faithful Red Cross blood donor having donated 17 gallons. He enjoyed gardening and doing lawn work, fishing, going to casinos and gambling, and watching the Minnesota Twins. Al loved all kitties, especially Sparky. He had a special talent with children; he loved them all and they loved him. Al was a chocoholic and always had candy. He loved visiting with family and friends over coffee, cookies, and a game of cribbage.

Al is survived by his wife JoAnn Greenfield of Tracy; children: Lenny (Marv) Becker of Garvin, Lilia (Lonnie) Horner of Tracy, Loren (Marilyn) of Galesburg, IL, Linda (Paul) Collins of Las Vegas, NV, Larry (Cathy) of Fonda, IA, Mychael (Shirley) of Marshall, Jason (Jennifer Luettel) of Lake Crystal, and Denis (Theresa) of Webster City, IA. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister Helen Towne of Garvin; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Edna Henkel and Joyce Popowski, brothers Norman and Wally Greenfield, and granddaughters Erin and Lindsey Greenfield.


  1. Gordon L. von AHSEN says:

    We remember Al, working with him at Tri County COOP, just a joy to be around.
    Gordon & Kathy von Ahsen
    Harlan, Iowa

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