Obituary of Christopher Michael Greiner
Christopher Greiner was born on February 26, 1986, in Trenton, Michigan. He was the child born from the union of James Wilson and Keitha Greiner. At a young age, Christopher learned the value of hard work. To provide for his own family he took employment as a laborer and worked in the construction industry for many years. Most recently, Christopher was employed in arboriculture. He enjoyed tree trimming and removal so much that he was inspired to start his own service. Unfortunately, he did not get the opportunity to see this through.
Rooster as he became commonly known loved being outdoors in his free time as well. He enjoyed the calmness of the open water and never hesitated to try his hand at fishing wherever he went. He also enjoyed camping at his father’s cabin in Roscommon, Michigan.
Above anything, Rooster loved his family. He married the former Samantha Phelps on September 29, 2015. He played an active role with his children teaching them many life lessons along the way. He instilled in them that most anything can be achieved by continual practice. Rooster taught them all how to ride a bike, he even introduced his boys to wrenching on cars.
Christopher “Rooster” Greiner, age 36, of Southgate passed away at his home unexpectedly on Thursday; February 2, 2023. His passing was preceded by his mother: Keitha Greiner; a brother: Matthew Greiner; and a newborn sister: Mariah Daniels.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his beloved wife: Samantha; eight children; his father: James Wilson; three sisters; and two brothers.
Friends may gather on Wednesday; February 8, 2023, from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of His Life, led by Pastor Roy Southerland , will take place at 6:00pm, also at Merkle’s. Cremation will follow through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are encouraged to help offset the funeral arrangements. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.