Mary T. Grewe
January 21, 1927 – May 19, 2018
Mary T. Grewe was born on January 21, 1927 and passed away on May 19, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Mary T. Grewe
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May 23, 2018
Deepest sympathy to you Shari and John. Your Mom was always gracious and friendly, and I loved watching her and your Dad together. Lots of love shown each other - both always seemed so happy together. I was privileged to be able to play for Mary's funeral and I think I also did for your Dad. May they both enjoy their heavenly reunion for eternity. Give them eternal rest .
Fondly, Carol Grivett.
May 23, 2018
REMEMBERING MY SISTER, MARY FALTER GREWE
I remember her as kind, gentle and fun-loving. I always felt secure and loved around her. Mary was 12 when I was born. I’ll share some special memories. Mary was secretary at the high school when I was in first grade. One winter day, I was enjoying sliding on the snow, until I fell and hit my face on the blacktop. The pain caused me to cry loudly, and brought a teacher to my aid. But she did not stop my pain or my crying. She did recognize me and took me to the office where Mary was working, and Mary was able to comfort me. After Mary married Benny, my parents and I visited them often. That was always a fun time, watching them play bid euchre, playing some of their big band 78 RPM records, and eating lots of ice cream. Hearing those records is what got me interested in big band music, e.g. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Clyde McCoy. I still like the big bands, and my wife and I enjoy listening and dancing to them. Those visits also got me playing cards, which we still do. On one of those visits, the card game went on pretty long, and I fell asleep. In my groggy state, I felt something soft tickling my nose. I opened my eyes and there was Mary with a tissue in her hand, and a big smile on her face. In our visits in Winnetka and in Crystal Lake, the cards, music, and ice cream was joined by hearing about their experiences in the big city of Chicago.- a different world from my home town. Some things never changed regardless of where they lived – their love for each other (which taught me how a husband and wife should live their marriage), Mary’s support to Benny in all that he did, her gentleness that made me feel loved and secure, her Mother’s love for John and Shari as she showed photos of them and told about their lives. Her Catholic faith was of first importance. In letters written to me and to my sister Dot, Mary reminded us to “be good”. Thank you, Mary!
From: Ron (Ronnie) Falter, Mary’s youngest brother
May 22, 2018
Mary was a very sweet lady. I met her in the fall of 1988 at a support group for separated, widowed, and divorced people at St. Thomas church. I had just lost my husband (I was 28) and she just lost her husband known to everyone as Doc Grewe. There were only 5 of us in the widowed catagory, we got to know each other well over the weeks. She was a very strong and insightfull person, and her strength helped me. Mary was beautiful inside and out. Thank you Mary for being there for me in the the most difficult time of our lives. Rest in peace.