WORLAND – Neil
Franklin “Hap” Greet, 84-year-old Worland resident, died at his home on Sunday,
Nov. 11, 2012 surrounded by his family.
He was born April 12, 1928 in Worland to Frank and Edna Greet. He was welcomed home by older siblings, George, Marjorie and Bill. His sister, Mary, and brother, John, followed in the two years following his birth. He always said he was the oldest of the second litter of children his folks had. His early schooling was at the
Neil lived on the ranch at Crooked Creek for several more years. He moved to Worland where he worked at the sugar factory for one campaign. He was hired by the Big Horn Canal Company as a ditch rider and later became the superintendent. He retired after nearly 25 years. Neil and Marjorie Kumpe married in June 1976. Together they made their life in Worland and recently celebrated 36 years of marriage. After retiring from the canal company, Neil often drove Marjorie on her rural mail route until she retired in 2009. They were often seen around town or at Maggie’s for lunch.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Frank and Edna Greet; brother, William Greet; and sister,
Marjorie Smith. Neil is survived by his
widow, Marjorie; daughters, Barbara Hogeland of Paso
Robles, Calif. and Margaret (Nick) Flores of Worland; sons, Marvin of Grants
Pass, Oregon and David of Gillette.; sister, Mary Egbert; brothers, George and
John; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand nephews;
step-children, Hank Kumpe, Bill (Julie) Kumpe, Naomi Simpson and Sue Kumpe;
17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and many other family members.
The celebration of
life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the