Pearl L. Greve

September 18, 1924 - May 22, 2015
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Pearl Luella Trumpour Greve, 90, of Belvidere, IL, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, in her home surrounded by family. She was born in Sycamore, IL on September 18, 1924 to W. Addison and Nellie (Maney) Trumpour.  She was the youngest of 7 and the first to be born in a hospital. Pearl married Edward Junior Greve on August 7, 1954 in Hampshire, IL.  Pearl ran the Village Inn Restaurant in Hampshire prior to moving to Garden Prairie, IL. She was an LPN at Highland Hospital for 15 years and then did bookkeeping for a lumber yard in Garden Prairie.

Pearl was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and attended many games but listened or watched almost daily during the season. She was famous for her gingersnap cookies, which also became a nickname.  She was an active community member in her church and many organizations. She was in Garden Prairie and Belvidere Women’s Club and held offices in both. Pearl was a volunteer at Highland Hospital and in the Auxiliary and a past president. She also was on the auxiliary at Maple Crest nursing home.

Pearl is proceeded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings, Mary(Joe)Smith, Florence(Bernie) Burnell, John Trumpour, Minnie (Charles) Hartung, George Trumpour and great granddaughter Abigail Grace Scherf.

Pearl is survived by her children, Patricia Greve Scherf and David E. (Kathleen) Greve; grandchildren, Stacy( Robert) Scherf Dieterlen, Justin (Lori) Scherf, Kimberly(Kenny) Ledet, Stephanie (Trent) Belisle, Sara Greve; great-grandchildren,  Gage Scherf, Gavin Ledet, Joel   Dufrene , and Johnathan Belisle.

Special thanks to Dr. Neal Kellenburger, Pastors Willie, Buss, and Hanson, and Northern Illinois Hospice for their love and care. Special thanks to friends and family who have been there for us all.

Service will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere, IL on May 28, 2015 at 11 am. Visitation will proceed from 8:30 to 11am. Preparations handled by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church


1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Visitation will proceed from 8:30 to 11am

Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Immanuel Lutheran Church


1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Service will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere, IL on May 28, 2015 at 11 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Belvidere Cemetery


1121 N Main St., Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Memorial Information

Memorials may given to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pearl’s name.


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Born: September 18, 1924
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Barb Majernik posted on 5/25/15

What a nice picture. I know you took good care of her Pat. My condolences.


danielkleber posted on 5/25/15

Pat Thoughts are with you as you celebrate your Mom Dan Kleberf


Chuck and Julia Scherf posted on 5/26/15

We are so happy we got to spend time with Pearl and Family for Pearl's birthday last September. Bless her heart, she always asked me about our granddaughter, Maddi. ( a cancer survivor ) every time she saw me. I appreciated it so much. God be with all of you who will miss her and are grieving at this time. Our prayers are with you. Chuck and Julia Scherf


Rhonda Farina posted on 5/26/15

Sorry to hear about our your wonderful mom. My family loved Pearl dearly, we are honored to have known such a loving, caring woman. My children grew up knowing her as grandma Greve who made the best cookies in the world.She never forgot there names or the chance to ask about them, we will miss her very much. Rest in paradise my sweet friend. Love you grandma Greve, Dana Rhonda Kelly Kerry and Kinsy Farina


Carrie Hanley posted on 5/26/15

Words are never adequate in moments like these. My heart goes out to all of you, and I will always remember the joyous memories that I am privileged to have in knowing Pearl.


Renee Kirchner posted on 5/26/15

Stephanie and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Pearl was a frequent visitor to Maple Crest because she knew and loved all. It was my pleasure to have known her.


Twid Wagner posted on 5/27/15

Hi Pat, Just learned of Pearl's death. My sympathy to you and family. Pearl was such a big part of my Aunty Ruth's life, We all went to Belvidere "antiquing" or on a house walk anyway we had a lot of fun, your Mom was a lot of fun and I have only good memories of Pearl. Pearl had a nice long life. Sincerely "Twid:


Nancy Love posted on 5/27/15

When my Grandson Aidan was little she would always walk down her drive and stop us and say how fast his little legs we peddling his big wheel and what pretty red hair he had. She will be missed.