Shirley M. Greve, 72, of Dixon, Iowa, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Genesis West Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 30, 2008, at St. Ann’s Church, Long Grove, Iowa. Visitation was held Oct. 29, at the Runge Mortuary and Oct. 30 one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers were Jim Diericx, Ed Neuleib, Jim Neuleib, Joel DeVrieze, Jay DeVrieze, Kirk Meyer, Richard Siemsen and Bruce Walker. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Ann’s Church or the Dixon American Legion.


Shirley M. Greve, 72, of Dixon, Iowa, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Genesis West Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 30, 2008, at St. Ann’s Church, Long Grove, Iowa. Visitation was held Oct. 29, at the Runge Mortuary and Oct. 30 one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers were Jim Diericx, Ed Neuleib, Jim Neuleib, Joel DeVrieze, Jay DeVrieze, Kirk Meyer, Richard Siemsen and Bruce Walker. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Ann’s Church or the Dixon American Legion.

She was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Geneseo, the daughter of James and Mary (DeZutter) Appleman. She worked for Royal Neighbors of America prior to her marriage to Gerald L. Greve Sept. 2, 1967, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Atkinson. She  has farmed with her husband for 41 years. She was a 1954 graduate of Atkinson High School. She was a member of the Dixon American Legion Auxiliary and St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Long Grove. She was very active with her grandchildren and attended many of their events.

Survivors include her husband; sons and spouses, John and Lorri Greve of Davenport, Iowa, and Michael and Deborah Greve of Walcott, Iowa; a daughter and spouse, Mary and Craig Temple of Clinton, Iowa; grandchildren and spouse, Bradford Deck, Matthew Deck, Robert Greve and Erika and Brandon Bender; sisters and spouses, Carol and Roger Hatfield of Pagosa Springs, Colo. and Eileen and Gordon DeVrieze of Moline. She was preceded in death by her parents; a second mother, Leona Appleman; a brother, Robert Appleman, and a sister, Janet Kibling.