Dr. John Griswold, a general practitioner who enjoyed playing jokes on his children and was on a first-name basis with some of his patients, died Aug. 22 from prostate cancer in his home in White Hall.
He was 64.
John Griswold was born Oct. 2, 1952, in La Crosse, Wis., to Gail, a registered nurse, and Don Griswold, a photojournalist who owned his own newspaper. The couple had four sons. Gail Griswold now lives in West Salem, Wis.
As a student at West Salem High School in Wisconsin, John Griswold was an offensive lineman on the varsity football team and acted in plays. He was the lead in “Oklahoma!” He left acting, but retained his flair for entertaining...