Joseph "Joe" M. Greve, 43, of Botkins died at 10:32 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Lima on May 4, 1969, to Joseph B. and Theresa D. (Schaub) Greve. He was preceded in death by his father and his mother survives in New Knoxville.
On April 29, 1994, he married Connie Barhorst, and she survives in Botkins.
Survivors also include four children, Colleen, Phillip, Janell and Jill Greve, all at home; six brothers and six sisters, David (Teri) Greve, Dean Greve, Gene (Kathy) Greve, James (Karen) Greve, Pat Greve, Bob Greve, Sheila (Jeff) Wells, Marcia (Kent) VanFossen, Anne (Kent) Winegardner, Evelyn (Steve) Jurosic, Kate (Tom) Naseman and Janet (Glen) Foutz; six brothers-in-law and eight sisters-in-law, Keith (Karen) Barhorst, Jim (Jacqui) Barhorst, Ron Barhorst, Bob (Tammy) Barhorst, Steve (Mary) Barhorst, Mike Barhorst, Lori Barhorst (Ryan McAleer), Cathy (Louie) Bruns, Julie (Brad) Schulze, Linda (Doug) Stienecker, Carol (Steve) Dircksen, Donna (Dave) Sprague, Mary (Lynn) Fell and Joann (Dave) Myers; parents-in-law Tom and Bernice Barhorst; and 73 nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Greve.
Joe was a 1987 graduate of Botkins High School. He had worked at Crown in New Bremen for more than 20 years. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Rhine. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially cooking. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and his family.
Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins. The Rev. Patrick Sloneker will be officiating. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Botkins.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 615 N. Dixie Highway, Wapakoneta.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Condolences may expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com.