David E. Grebe, age 92, of Wautoma, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 28, 2022 at his home.
He was born August 31, 1929 in Milwaukee, the son of Roy and Sophie (Grahek) Grebe.
David moved to rural Wautoma where he resided and worked on the family farm. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 and served during the Korean War stationed in Germany, until receiving an honorable discharge in 1953.
Dave married the love of his life Phyllis Jean Teska on December 11, 1954. He operated the Standard Station on Main Street in Wautoma for about 10 years. It is the current site of the State Farm Insurance building. Later, he and his family moved to Florida where he worked on his brother’s ranch raising Beefmaster cattle. They returned to Wautoma in August of 1986 and resided at Phyllis’ family home of 112 years.
Dave was an avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying hunting and fishing. His family fondly remembers the many hours he spent gardening and growing fresh vegetables. He was also very fond of the family’s St. Bernard.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Phyllis Jean (Teska) Grebe; four children: Marilyn (Donald) Vine, Susan (Donald) Cardin, Ray Grebe, Patricia Steinhaus (Ronald Thurley); three grandchildren: Rebecca (Lawrence) Wingate, Crystal (Timmy) Troyer, Haylee Steinhaus; four great grandchildren: Ayden and Jaxon Troyer, Liam and Lawson Wingate. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Sophie Grebe; two brothers: Robert (Rhode) Grebe and Roland (Inez) Grebe.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma. Full military honors will follow at the funeral home.
Relatives and friends may greet the family on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Agnesian Health Care Hospice, 745 South Street, Suite 4, Green Lake, WI 54941
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
in this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! But Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
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Pray to trust our Father’s Will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
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Oh, the joy to see you come!