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Leona L Greim

April 29, 1933 — June 3, 2021

Leona Loretta Greim was born on April 29, 1933 at Campbell, Nebraska to Emil and Clara (Troester) Bartels. Leona was the youngest of five children.

Leona attended Campbell Country School, first through the eighth grades. She attended Campbell High School and graduated with the Class of 1951. Leona worked at a Christian Children’s Home for a year and then located in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, where she was employed at the hospital and the telephone office.

Leona met Gilbert Greim through a cousin from Imperial while attending a service the Lutheran Church in Imperial. On August 3, 1963, Leona and Gilbert were married.
The couple worked and lived on their farm fifteen miles southwest of Imperial, where the raised cattle and hogs. They farmed three pivots, which were planted to corn along with some dryland which they planted to wheat. Leona was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial. Family and friends could always look forward to her yearly Christmas card, which was a short synopsis of everything that happened during the year. Leona loved to play cards and this short story was a favorite.
EMERGENCY CALL: A doctor answered his phone in the evening and heard a familiar voice of a colleague on the other line: “We need a fourth player for poker” said his friend “I’ll be right over,” said the doctor. “Where are you going at this hour?” demanded his wife. “I’m sorry, honey, he replied, “but I have an emergency call.” “Is it serious” “Oh, yes, very serious.” said the doctor. “In fact, there are three doctors there already.”

Leona lost Gilbert on May 14, 2019, and after his passing, she moved to the Imperial Heights where she met many dear friends. Leona was known as a hard worker and was kind to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.

Leona passed away early Thursday morning, June 3, 2021, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Imperial. Leona was 88 years of age.

Leona was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gilbert, brothers Marvin (Lenora) Bartels, Harlan Bartels, Sister Mildred (Chester) Deering, sister-in-law Carol Bartels and niece Carole Deering

Survivors Include: Brother: Gerald Bartels of Franklin Ne. Nieces and nephews: Janice (Marty) Mandt, Dennis (Barb) Bartels, Joyce McDaniel, Steve (Debbie) Bartels, Kenny (Dyan) Bartels and David (Nancy) Bartels. Many more great nieces and nephews and a host of good friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning, June 15, 2021, 10:30 A.M. (Mountain Time) at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.

Visitation will be available on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the funeral services.

A memorial has been established to the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial building fund.

On line condolences may be left at Liewer Funeral Home.Com

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