GIBBON - Verna Grewe, 92, of Gibbon, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the Southview Living Center in Gibbon.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, July 7, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Moltke Township, Sibley County with Pastor Harold Storm officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Minnesota Valley Funeral Home of Gibbon is in charge of the arrangements. To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org.
Verna is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Bill Templin of Gibbon, Sharon and Phil Baumel of Mound, Donna Grewe of Gibbon; sons and daughters-in-law, Dwayne Grewe of Gibbon, Wallace and Judy Grewe of Hamilton, Mont., Brian and Betty Grewe of Gibbon; grandchildren, James Templin, Jade Templin, Justin Templin, Anna Baumel, Erin Baumel, Samantha Grewe, Andrew Grewe, Miranda Grewe; great-granddaughter, Brenna Templin; brother-in-law, Marvin Ahlbrecht of Gibbon; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Grewe on Nov. 7, 1974; sisters, LouElla Effenberger, Irma Jannicke, Dorothy Meyer, Myrtle Ahlbrecht, Melba Buerkle, Mildred Sell; and a great-granddaughter, April Templin.
Verna Irene Sell was born on Oct. 14, 1919 in Wellington Township, Renville County, to Theodor and Blondina (Kiecker) Sell. She was baptized on Nov. 16, 1919 and confirmed on May 7, 1933 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Wellington Township. On April 25, 1939 she was united in marriage to Melvin Herman Grewe at the Emanuel Lutheran Church by Pastor C.H. Lueker. After marriage they farmed in Moltke Township, Sibley County until retiring. Verna loved to play cards, read, Minnesota Twins baseball; listening to old time music, and travel with her husband and his band, the Melvin Grewe Orchestra to various events. She moved to the Southview Living Center in Gibbon in 2006. Verna was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Moltke Township, the L.W.M.L. at church, and the Gibbon Senior Citizens.