Lawrence Greth


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Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Lawrence D. Greth, 73, of Newton Township, Erie, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his home.
A luncheon and time to share memories will be held on Sunday, May 19, at the Wesleyan Hall of the Erie United Methodist Church, beginning with lunch at 1 p.m. and sharing to follow. Private burial will be at the Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Newton Township for a memorial to be established in his honor. Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie, is assisting with arrangements.
Lawrence was born on Oct. 2, 1939, in Moline, the son of Riely Greth and Wilma Jean Kerr Greth. He married Altha May Nickerson on June 8, 1963. She died on Feb. 9, 1988. He later married Nancy Hughes Allen on Oct. 26, 1996, in Waxhaw, N.C.
Lawrence received his master's degree in vocational education and electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. He went on to teach school at the Whiteside Area Career Center. Lawrence also owned and operated Greth Electric Co. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing the fiddle.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children (and their spouses), Douglas (Maureen) Greth, Erie, and David (Marva) Greth, Erie; stepdaughter, Sue (Mark) Nobis, Sterling; sister, Kathleen "Susy" Bailey, Waterman, Ill.; grandchildren, Benjamin Greth, Erie, Travis Greth, Erie, and Miranda Greth, Erie; stepgrandchildren, Krissi (Chris) Stubbs, Erie, Amber (Jason) Zaagman, Erie, Sarah Larson, Morrison, T.J. (Maggie) McKee, Dixon, Tom (Jaime) Nobis, Oregon, Ill., and Megan (Jeremiah) Parker, Sterling; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Altha.
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