Ralph Greve (1924 - 2017)

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WAPAKONETA — Ralph B. Greve, 92, of Wapakoneta, died 10:33 a.m., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta.

He was born May 25, 1924, in Rhine, Ohio, the son of Louis and Cecelia (Schmerge) Greve, who preceded him in death. He married Norma M. Doseck, and she died Feb. 10, 1994. He later married Goldie Faye Weber, and she died Feb. 4, 2007.

Survivors include eight children, Larry (Diana) Greve, Van Wert, Ohio, Dennis (Patty) Greve, Wapakoneta, Patty (Roger) Mack, Wapakoneta, Doug (Nancy) Greve, Botkins, Ohio, Rick (Grace) Greve, Van Wert, Mike (Terri) Greve, North Port, Florida, Jeff (LeeAnn) Greve, Wapakoneta, and Greg (Kathy) Greve, Dayton, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Kay Greve, Botkins; 29 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two siblings, Erma (Alfred) Steinke, Wapakoneta, and Norbert (Phyllis) Greve, Wapakoneta; and close friend, Norma Wannemacher, Ottoville.

He was preceded in death by his son Randy Greve, a great-grandchild, Alexis Mack, two sisters, Berniece Wachauf and Rita Behr, and a brother, Wilbur Greve.

Ralph was a carpenter by trade and retired from Dorsten Construction, Minster. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. He was also a social member of the VFW Post 8445, and a member of the K of C, Council 1272, both of Wapakoneta. Ralph was a square dance caller with the "Crystal Blues" for 25 years. He also enjoyed building utility sheds. Ralph loved his friends at the VFW, where he would enjoy a cold beer, a good story and a heartfelt laugh on every visit.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins, with the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Botkins.

The family will receive friends 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., (State Route 501) Wapakoneta.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2017
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