Ferd Greve Jr.

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Ferd Greve Jr. of South Branch, born on June 13, 1935, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital.
Ferd was born in South Branch, the son of Ferdinand Greve and Ida Luella Porter. He married June Murringer on May 6, 1972. He loved hunting and fly fishing.
He worked several jobs over the course of his 77 years including tail sawyer, factory worker, partnership in a mill, firewood business and cemetery sexton to name a few.
He attended Hale Baptist Church where he served as an active volunteer.
He is survived by wife, June; son, Paul (Cathie) Greve; daughter, Betty (John) Westenbarger; brother, Burton Greve; sisters-in-law, Ona (Ron) Shaffer and Gloria Foust; brother-in-law, John Russell; grandsons, Zachary (Anne Marie) Greve, Alex Westenbarger and Brendan Westenbarger; granddaughters; Brittany Greve, Wendy (Prabu) Gupta and Abigail Greve; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters-in-law, Ruthie Greve, Connie Devault and Susan Russell.
A memorial service was held at Hale Baptist Church in Hale on Monday, Oct. 1 with Pastor Blaine Anderson officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Home. Those wishing to express words of sympathy may do so at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from Oct. 1 to Oct. 9, 2012