Glen W. Greve


Glen Willis Greve, 96, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the home of his son Jonathan Greve in Summerville, South Carolina. He was born on June 11, 1924, in Aurora, South Dakota, the fifth child of Paul and Hannah (Strubbe) Greve. He was baptized on June 29, 1924, and confirmed in 1937 in the First English Lutheran Church in Aurora.

He graduated from the H.S. Dept. of Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, in 1941. In 1951, he graduated from the University of South Dakota Engineering School.

He married Janice Mason in Beloit on Dec. 27, 1953.

They lived in Milwaukee and Detroit, where he worked for Allis-Chalmers and the Chrysler Corporation in Engineering Research.

In 1959, they moved to Oconto Falls, where he owned and operated the Culligan Water Conditioning business for many years. They lived in the country where they raised their family and where Glen was able to be a hobby farmer.

Over the years, he was active in each church where they were members, serving in a variety of offices, singing in the choirs and teaching Sunday School for 26 years.

In 1994, they moved to Florida, where they have been members at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Glen was also active in the Spruce Creek community, singing with the Melody Men Barbershop group. His horseshoe pitching league provided him with many fun times. He also served as a volunteer, delivering Meals on Wheels for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; their children, Jonathan (Daphne) Greve, of Summerville, South Carolina, Ellen (Ervin) Wellnitz, of Green Bay, Philip (Linda) Greve, of New Franken, and Thomas (Meg) Greve of Chicago, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Sabrina, Heather, Jessica, Janna, Travis, Madison and William; and eight great-grandchildren, Savannah, Alana, Emma, Trevor, Caitlyn, Aubrey, Bentley and Logan. Also surviving him are his brother, Robert (LaVerta) Greve, of Topeka, Kansas, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Erven, Marvin, Arnold, Vernon and Edgar; and sister, Lola Bode.

There will be a small, short and informal graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls to inter Dad’s ashes Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. This will be held if Dad’s ashes are sent and received by Aug. 11.