Joan Ellen (Fitzsimmons) Grieb

Joan Ellen (Fitzsimmons) Grieb

February 16, 1937 – November 11, 2020


Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Freda Fitzsimmons; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Lee Fitzsimmons; sister, Betty Fitzsimmons; and son, David Grieb.

Survived by husband, Fred D. Grieb; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Dr. Jeff Nielsen; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Lanae Grieb; grandson and spouse, Eric and Lisa Nielsen; granddaughter and spouse, Rebecca and Dr. Brent Wakefield; grandson, Ross Grieb; granddaughter, Amy Grieb; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen Warner.

Private family funeral service at a later date.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.



  • Lyle Dostal Posted November 13, 2020 7:33 pm

    Enjoyed our time with Joan, smart, charming and gracious lady. Always was fun to be around. She will be missed.

  • Karla Watkins Posted November 14, 2020 12:29 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I worked with Joan at UNMC in the OR. Great nurse and great human being. I was part of the lunch group of retired people from the Med Center, so I did see her at lunch and she always looked great and was fun to be with. She will be missed.

  • Kathy Donovan Posted November 14, 2020 3:10 pm

    So sorry to hear about Joan, I worked with her at Medical center, she was a wonderful nurse

  • Karen Gerdes Posted November 15, 2020 9:28 am

    My condolences to Fred and all the family. I worked with Joan at the Med Center. She was a wonderful person and a very dear friend. We had many adventures after we retired, from Arbor Lodge in Nebr. City to Lauritzen Gardens to Women of the ELCA activities. I will miss her so much

  • Nancy Harms Posted November 17, 2020 12:16 pm

    Please accept our sympathy in your loss. Joan was an outstanding nurse. Always very professional, knowledgeable and caring. I knew Joan while at Midland and Immanuel and she will be missed.

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