Everett Andrew Greve, son of Peter and Alvina (Henricksen) Greve, was born on September 3, 1919 on a farm southeast of Harlan, Iowa. He attended Jackson #8 country school through the eighth grade and then worked for various area farmers. On August 6, 1941 Everett married Mabel Hansen in Omaha, Nebraska. The couple farmed for six years before purchasing a trucking business from Marcussen Brothers. Mabel passed away in August 1975. On July 19, 1986 Everett married Virginia “Ginnie” O’Neil. She passed away in January 2006. Everett continued to operate a gas station and tire business until January 2008. On February 6 of this year he became a resident of the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn, Iowa.
Everett was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Iowa. When he was young he enjoyed playing baseball and later coached the Jacksonville cub team for nine years. Three of those teams won the Marne Tournament! Everett liked to dance, bowl, golf, and play cards, especially Jacksonville Pitch. He was well known for his great sense of humor and big, warm smile.
Everett passed away October 28, 2008 at the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn, Iowa at the age of 89 years, 1 month, and 25 days.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Alvina Greve, his first wife, Mabel (Hansen) Greve, his second wife, Virginia “Ginnie” (O’Neil) Greve, and one brother, Elliot Greve. He is survived by two sons, Karl (Judith) Greve of Ellsworth, Iowa and Calvin Greve of Ocala, Florida, two sisters, Dorothy (Victor) Hoogensen of Harlan, Iowa and Elaine Christoffersen of Kimballton, Iowa, one brother, Harvey (Doris) Greve of Walnut, Iowa, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Iowa with Pastor Ron Rasmussen officiating. Peggy Doonan was the organist and Kathy Greve was the soloist. Honorary casket bearers were Perry Kelly, Ed Andersen, David Stewart, Kelly Doonan, Harry Petersen, and Harvey Greve. Active casket bearers were Bret Greve, Pete Greve, Gerry Greve, Bryan Greve, Chris Greve, Ken Hoogensen, and Don Christoffersen. Burial was in the Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville, Iowa. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.