Gilbert John Greim

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Gilbert John Greim was born to Herman F. and Katherine S. (Ahrens) Greim on Feb. 4, 1928 in Chase County, Nebraska.
He attended school through the eighth grade at Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School in the Champion Valley and went on to graduate from Chase County High School with the class of 1948. Gilbert recently attended his 70 year class reunion.
Gilbert was united in marriage to Leona Loretta Bartels on Aug. 3, 1963 at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial. The couple moved into the family farm as Gilbert’s parents relocated to the city of Imperial. Gilbert made the farm his home for the remainder of his life until he moved to the Imperial Manor in January of 2019.
Gilbert and Leona’s lives revolved around the Greim Farm. He raised corn and wheat and cared for cattle and hogs. Gilbert was also a local seed agent for Garst and ICI.
He enjoyed hunting and a good game of cards, but at the end of the day, Gilbert was a farmer and working in the fields and caring for his livestock was his life’s work, hobby and legacy all wrapped into one.
Gilbert passed away early Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019 at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. He was 91 years of age.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant nephew, DeWayne Dean Greim; brother, Melvin Herman Greim; sister, Larita (Greim) Bartels; brother-in-law, Leonard Bartels; and sister-in-law, Arline Greim.
Survivors include wife, Leona Greim of Imperial; brother-in-law, Gerald (Carol) Bartels of Franklin; nieces, Joann (Dave) Magdanz of Houston, Texas, Carol Greim of Omaha; nephew, DeWayne Greim of Omaha; great-nieces, Amy (Trevor) Rose of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Lindsey (Mike) Crawford of Cincinnati, Ohio; ; great-great-niece and nephews: Jonathan and Charlotte Rose and Luke and Noah Crawford
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial with Pastor David Kahle officiating. Interment took place in Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, immediately after services.
Visitation was held Friday, May 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home in Imperial.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial and the Imperial Manor Nursing Home.
Online condolences may be left at
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial is entrusted with arrangements.


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