Peter J. Greve

GREVE, Peter (Pete) Jay, Oct 26, 1951 – Mar 21, 2009, of Omaha, formerly of Sioux City, IA; passed away peacefully with his family present at his bedside after battling cancer for 6 months. Pete, son of Elaine Marie (Leistad) and Elliot Lee Greve was raised in Elk Horn, IA. He attended Elk Horn-Kimballton Public Schools, participating in football, wrestling and baseball. He graduated in May of 1970. He attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO from 1970-1974 where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, serving as president for 1 year. Pete was a member of the TKE professional staff in Indianapolis, IN from 1975-1980 where he traveled to over 300 college campuses throughout the US during those years. He earned his MBA degree from the University of Indiana in 1981. Pete partnered with his uncle Edward Leistad as a sales associate with Safeguard Business Systems from 1981 until his death. His distributorship covered territories in Iowa and Nebraska. He married Stacia Sitzmann-Shinkunas in Sioux City, IA in 1990. While living in Sioux City for 16 years, Peter was a strong leader with interests in the Cosmopolitan Club, CMBC Men’s Ministry-Operation Timothy, Beginning Experience, Boy’s Club wrestling coach and active in Morningside Lutheran and First Lutheran Churches. Pete moved his family to Omaha in January, 1997 where he was a member of Millard Business Association, TGIF Tips Group, Millard South Music Boosters, St, Paul’s Lutheran Church in Millard, Boys Scouts Troop 60, Papillion, YMCA baseball coach, numerous men’s bible studies and Brookside Church. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 21 years and participated in the New Warriors Program, Having been a lifetime St. Louis Cardinal’s fan with Stan “The Man” Musial as his favorite baseball player, Peter was very proud of the “Get Well” card he received personally signed from Stan Musial during his cancer battle. He loved college football with Northwest Missouri State Bearcats as his #1 team. Pete’s ultimate passions included following Christ, sharing the Lord’s word and being a TKE, establishing the NWMSU TKE Alumni Scholarship Program in 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Elliot L. Greve and stepfather, Eugene Hoffmann. He is survived by his wife, Stacia M. Greve; children: Joseph Greve and girlfriend, Mari Longoria of Sidney, NE, Michelle Greve of Sioux City, IA, Keaton Greve and Elliot Greve, both of Omaha; stepdaughter, April Shinkunas of Omaha; stepson, Alan Shinkunas and girlfriend Amy Rasmussen of Chicago, IL; family of adopted grandchild Jackson Otto and his parents, Jason and Tracy of Lincoln, NE; mother, Elaine M. Hoffmann of Avoca, IA; sisters: Janice Norgaard and husband Eldon, Gwen Carman and husband Bruce; brother, Lee Greve and wife Nancy; stepbrothers and spouses: Nick and Barb Hoffmann, Jim and Maureen Hoffmann, Bill and Jenny Hoffmann, John and Bobbi Hoffmann; stepsisters and spouses: Karen and Larry Oller, Denise and Mark Schieber, Sharon and Gary Witmer, Jeanne and Rusty Wintermote, Nancy and Keith Holtz; other relatives and many friends. PRAYER SERVICE Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., West Center Chapel. SERVICES Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., Brookside Church, 11607 “M” Circle. GRAVESIDE SERVICE Wednesday, 3:00 p.m., Elk Horn Lutheran Church Cemetery in Elk Horn, IA. VISITATION from 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving friends 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the family, the Peter J. Greve TKE Alumni Scholarship Fund c/o Northwest Missouri State University or Boy Scout Troop 60, Papillion.


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