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“I just found out about Joe's passing this morning. I had been thinking about him and asked if anyone had seen him lately. That's when I got the news....Read More »
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“Joe was one of the first people to volunteer when I started the Blue Water Pow Wow In 1994. Very passionate about his Native American heritage. He...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Bill and Pat Le Caine - Lexington, MI

“Such a kind caring man....No more pain Joe.Sherry ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry - Saint Clair, MI

“joe was a colorful charcter to say the least.more than that he was a kind sole to all who knew him.family and his many friends will miss him. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: 0ld friend kimball mi

“Bill and Pat ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Bill and Pat LeCaine - Lexington, MI

“Joe provided so much fun, knowledge and friendship in our language class along with an over abundance of pride and respect for his Native heritage....Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jane Willard - Macomb Twp., MI

“Joe:Your light shines forever in our hearts. It has been a great honor to know you and learn from your wisdom. I will always remember you. Thank you...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Cynthia Bieniek - MI

“Yosef as I called him taught me not only the Ojibwa language he taught me Respect for nature and drum he will be greatly by myself and all. Gitchi...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Dovid Goldberg - Berkley, MI

“Joe was a quiet-spoken man with nothing but good to say to anyone. He had many friends and you would see them stop by his table in several of the...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. David Hustek - Bowman, GA

“To an old and dear friend. You will be greatly missed. You were a joy to know and Ben and I greatly enjoyed cooking for the Black River PowWow....Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Ben & Karen Smith - Warren, MI

Joseph Greaux @ Blue Water Indian Celebration
12 of 13 | Posted by: Anna Garrett

Joseph Greaux @ Blue Water Indian Celebration
13 of 13 | Posted by: Anna Garrett


Joseph O. Bennett Greaux "Miinwaasenieta", 66, of Kimball Township, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 after a long battle with Agent Orange.

He was born October 23, 1950 in Port Huron.

Joe was a good man who wanted the best for his family and friends. He was a maintenance worker for the Port Huron Area School District until 1998. He served as a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and was a member of the tunnel rats. Joe was very proud of his country and his Native American heritage. He taught the Ojibwa language, was a Medicine Man, and played the drums. He was a mentor to others who wanted to understand the Chippewa customs and beliefs and organized the Black River Pow Wow.

He is survived by his daughters, Shannon (Shane) Pettee of Port Huron and Melissa Greaux (Jesse Quintero III) of Lansing; four grandsons that he was especially proud of, Kyle and Evan Latham and Jesus IV and Jos "Joey" Quintero; a great grandson, Sebastian Latham; his parents, Roy and Lois Bennett of Kimball; two sisters, Evelyn Greaux and Pameal Phillips; aunt, Betty Conn; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Keith and Magdalena Caryl and Robert and Ethel Bennett; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

An Honor Ceremony and Military Honors will be held at Kinney Cemetery, Clyde Township in the spring.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America.

Joe's family would like to extend a thank you to all of the individuals who supported him at his Black River Pow Wow events and during his last days. He will be missed immensely and we feel blessed he was a part of our lives.