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Clara W. Greiwe, 94

July 12, 2013

Clara W. Greiwe, 94, of New Bremen, died at 3:35 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Elmwood of New Bremen.

She was born on Nov. 28, 1918, in near Kettlersville. She was the daughter of Charles and Amanda (May) Westerbeck. On April 17, 1948, she married Donald H. Greiwe and he preceded her in death on July 3, 2009.  

Survivors include her children, John and Donna Sue Greiwe of Sidney, James and Diane Greiwe of Coldwater, and Ann and Dennis Nelson of New Bremen; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her family, preceded in death by her sisters, Lavera Graef, Lucille Pleiman and Mildred Westerbeck; and her brothers, Wilson, Elmer and Carl Westerbeck.

Mrs. Greiwe was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, where she sang in the choir. She was a very active member of the American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary in New Bremen. She was a 50-year member of the Hawthorne Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, St. Marys. She was a graduate of New Knoxville High School and enjoyed traveling not only throughout the states but also to other countries. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm and had also worked at the former Goodyear of St. Marys.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Gilberg Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb-Strang, officiating.

Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.

Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, the Grand Lake Hospice or to the New Bremen American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary.

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