March 21, 2014


Bernard "Butch" Greving, 88, of Carroll, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Carroll Health Center in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial was Monday morning, March 24, a Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant was the Rev. Timothy Johnson. a

Reverend Timothy Johnson. Eucharistic minister was Sue Greving. Music was "On Eagle's Wings," "You Are Mine," "One Love Released," "Ave Maria" and "How Great Thou Art" by John Wagner, vocalist,

Holy Spirit choir and Barb McDermott, organist. Casket bearers were grandchildren Christopher Greving, Scott Greving, Paula Finken, Monica Vanderheiden, Joseph Greving, Frank D. Greving and Kelly Huseman. Gift bearers and honorary casket bearers were Bernard's great-grandchildren. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Ohde-Twit Funeral Home in Carroll was in charge of arrangements.

Bernard Herman, son of Joseph and Katherine (Renze) Greving, was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Carroll, Iowa. Butch was raised on the family farm southeast of Willey. He attended school in Willey and then started working on the family farm with his parents.

On April 8, 1947, Butch married Edna Frances Ludwig at Mount Carmel, Iowa. Three sons were born to this union. They made their home on his parents' farm near Willey in Carroll County. In 1972 Butch and Edna moved into Carroll. He owned and operated Greving Trucking and Shelling, retiring in the late 1980s.

"Butch" was a member of Holy Spirit Parish. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He continued his card-playing after entering Carroll Health Center in 2005. His wife remained in their home until her death in 2008.

"Butch" is survived by his three sons Frank (Carol) Greving of Carroll, Duane (Sue) Greving of Carroll and Melvin Greving of Lake View; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Preceding "Butch" in death were his parents; wife Edna; all of his sisters: Mary Dorpinghaus, Anna Danner, Johanna Hoffman, Bernadine Baumgartner and Josephine Hahn.