Joseph “Joe” M. Greve, 43, of Botkins, died at 10:32 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his residence.
He was born May 4, 1969, in Lima, the son of Theresa D. (Schaub) and Joseph B. Greve. He was preceded in death by his father and his mother survives in New Knoxville. On April 29, 1994, he married Connie Barhorst, and she survives in Botkins.
Also surviving are three daughters, Colleen Greve, , Janell Greve, and Jill Greve; and a son, Phillip Greve, all at home; six brothers, David (Teri) Greve, Dean Greve, Gene (Kathy) Greve, James (Karen) Greve, Pat Greve, and Bob Greve; six sisters, Sheila (Jeff) Wells, Marcia (Kent) VanFossen, Anne (Kent) Winegardner, Evelyn (Steve) Jurosic, Kate (Tom) Naseman, and Janet (Glen) Foutz; six brothers-in-law, Keith (Karen) Barhorst, Jim (Jacqui) Barhorst, Ron Barhorst, Bob (Tammy) Barhorst, Steve (Mary) Barhorst, and Mike Barhorst; eight sisters-in-law, Lori Barhorst (Ryan McAleer), Cathy (Louie) Bruns, Julie (Brad) Schulze, Linda (Doug) Stienecker, Carol (Steve) Dircksen, Donna (Dave) Sprague, Mary (Lynn) Fell, and Joann (Dave) Myers; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Tom and Bernice Barhorst; and 73 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George Greve.
Joe was a 1987 graduate of Botkins High School. He had worked at Crown in New Bremen for over 20 years. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Rhine. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially cooking. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Botkins, with the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Botkins.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 615 N. Dixie Hwy., Wapakoneta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.
Condolences may expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.
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