Obituary: Gerald Greve


A graveside funeral service with military honors for Gerald Lee “Jerry” Greve, 89, of Dixon, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the Dixon Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 5, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

Mr. Greve died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Davenport.

Gerald Greve was born March 22, 1930, in Davenport, the son of LeRoy and Frances (Hoffmann) Greve.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from May 1951 to May 1953.

He married Shirley Appleman on Sept. 2, 1967, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Atkinson, Ill. She died Oct. 26, 2008.

He was engaged in farming.

He was a longtime member of the Dixon American Legion, served as a director of the Dixon Cooperative Elevator/IHC Farm Equipment, and served as a director on the first board of directors of the Scott County Pork Producers. He had also been a 4-H leader and had been involved with the West Scott Boys' Baseball League as a coach.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary (Craig) Temple, Clinton; his sons, John (Lorri) Greve, Davenport, and Michael (Deborah) Greve, Walcott; seven grandchildren; his sisters, Mary (Bob) Boock and Sandra (Leonard) Loftus; his sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Greve and Carol Hatfield; and a brother-in-law, Melvin Radeke.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Radeke; and a brother, Don Greve.

Memorials may be made to the Dixon Fire Department, the Dixon Cemetery, or the Dixon American Legion.

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