GRELL, Robert H. (1926-2015)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/30/2021 at 00:09:44
Robert Hans Grell
(April 3, 1926 - August 27, 2015)
GALVA Ė Services for Robert H. Grell, 89, of Galva were Aug. 31, 2015, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Galva, with the Rev. Paul D Egger officiating. Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery in Holstein. Military rites were by American Legion Dibbern Post #454 in Galva. Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Holstein was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Hans Grell was born on a farm north of Cushing, Iowa on April 3, 1926 to Henry and Emma Volkert Grell. He attended school in Cushing and graduated from Cushing High School in 1944. He was drafted into the Army twice; serving near the end of WWII and again with the onset of the Korean conflict. He spent a year in Korea and was discharged in August, 1952. Robert married Florence Kruse at the St Paul Lutheran Church in Holstein on November 29, 1953. Florence and Bob farmed west of Holstein, and then moved to the farm southeast of Galva in 1958. Florence and Bob had two sons, Paul and Perry. Their son Paul died of brain cancer in 1984. Florence passed away on August 7, 2008. Robert continued to reside on the farm and enjoyed having coffee and breakfast with the guys in Galva and was a regular there until he moved to Holstein in January 2013 when he moved to Char-Mac Assisted Living in Holstein. Bob was a member of St Johnís Lutheran Church in Galva, serving on church council and holding several positions. He died Aug. 27 at Hillcrest Country Estates in Papillion, Neb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Florence; son Paul; sisters, Edna and Fay and brothers, Vernon and Raymon. Robert is survived by his son Perry and wife Barbara of Papillion, Nebraska; grandsons Brett and wife Nicole of Papillion and Tyler and wife Chelsea of Leonardtown, Maryland; a sister Wilma Lasher of Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Tues., Sep 1, 2015 and Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home & Monument Company, Holstein, Iowa at https://www.nicklasdjensenfh.com/
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