Ralph B. Greve, 92, of Wapakoneta, died 10:33 a.m., Mon. Jan. 9, 2017, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta. He was born May 25, 1924, in Rhine, the son of Louis & Cecelia (Schmerge) Greve, who preceded him in death. He married Norma M. Doseck, and she died Feb. 10, 1996. He later married Goldie Faye Weber, and she died Feb. 4, 2007.|
Survivors include,eight children; Larry (Diana) Greve, Van Wert; Dennis (Patty) Greve, Wapakoneta; Patty (Roger) Mack, Wapakoneta; Doug (Nancy) Greve, Botkins; Rick (Grace) Greve, Van Wert; Mike (Terri) Greve, North Port, FL; Jeff (LeeAnn) Greve, Wapakoneta; Greg (Kathy) Greve, Dayton; daughter-in-law, Kay Greve, Botkins, 29 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren & 1 great great grandchild, 2 siblings, Erma (Alfred) Steinke, Wapakoneta; 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 & 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 V.F.W. 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 V.F.W., 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., Fri. Jan. 13, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins. Rev. Patrick Sloneker will be officiating. Burial is to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Botkins. The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m., Thurs. at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., (St.Rt. 501) Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.
Published in Wapakoneta Daily News on Jan. 10, 2017