Geraldine Francis Greve, Ossian, Iowa, November 6, 2022

Geraldine Francis Greve, 88, of Ossian, Iowa passed away Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, Iowa. Geraldine was born January 16, 1934 to Russel and Pauline (Reid) Zubrod in Oelwein, Iowa.

Geraldine was united in marriage with Kenneth Greve on August 10, 1952 in Independence Iowa. Together they owned and operated Oran Motors in Oran Ia for 29 years. (1972 to 2001)  Geraldine loved to cook and made the best baked beans. She enjoyed growing flowers, decorating, swinging outside, watching the birds and wildlife. She also had a love for dogs and animals in general. Geraldine enjoyed helping her daughter, Paula with her flower shop in Fayette IA. For the last several years she lived with David and Laura and loved spending time with their 3 children.

Surviving Geraldine are her four children, Paula (Mike) Schoonover of Sumner, Iowa, Teri Briddle of Bellevelle, Illinois, Brenda Kuhlmann of Waterloo, Iowa and David (Laura) Greve of Ossian, Iowa; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Ruth Potwin of Waterloo, Iowa, Chuck (Eleanor) Zubrod of Clinton, Iowa and Barney Zubrod of Waterloo, Iowa.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Russel and Pauline Zubrod; husband, Kenneth Greve on March 8, 2003; grandson, Ryan Briddle; sisters, Jacqueline Zubrod, Virginia Hannan and Jean Harland; and her brothers, Edward Zubrod and Dick Zubrod.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 2102 South Fredrick Avenue, Oelwein, Iowa.

A Graveside Service with Pastor David Lenth officiating will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein, Iowa.

Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Ossian, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.

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