Ewald Grieb

May 10, 1936January 5, 2021

Ewald Grieb, 84, of Georgetown, Indiana passed from this life January 5, 2021 at Baptist Health Floyd. He was born in Bessarabia, Romania on May 10, 1936, to Jacob Grieb and Magdalene Wallentin Grieb and moved to Germany in 1944 with his family. Ewald immigrated to the United States in 1952 with his parents and brothers. They settled in an area outside Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany and was active in the church until poor health prevented him from doing so any longer. He was a retired employee of General Electric. Ewald was a member of the German-American Club in Louisville, Kentucky and enjoyed participating in so many events sponsored by the club. He enjoyed working outdoors especially in planting and caring for the grass and shrubs at his home. Besides his well-groomed yard, he will forever be known for his immaculately clean and spotless vehicles. Ewald also loved kids and he always had a peppermint in his pocket to pass out when "Mr. Ewald" was asked for candy. There was a glorious reunion when Ewald was reunited with his furry best friend, Dandy.

Ewald was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Erhard Grieb; and a sister-in-law, Clara Kopp Grieb.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia Charlene Blair Grieb; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry Dale Grieb and Pamela Pierson Grieb, of Sellersburg, Indiana; a grandson, Cameron Scott Grieb of New Albany, Indiana; a brother and sister-in-law, Werner Grieb and Madeline Grieb of Louisville, Kentucky; eight nieces; two nephews and many surviving cousins in the United States and Germany.

Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1787 Klerner Lane, New Albany, Indiana 47150 with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40204.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church.


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, January 11, 2021


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Dolly Jenkins

January 11, 2021

Ewald always had his priorities in order: God and family, and I am thankful to be part of his church family. He was a wonderful example of taking care of the gifts God gives us and enduring difficult times. When the pandemic started, I reread his book Final Destination-A New Home. The way God protected his family during the extreme hardships of war reminded me that God is still in control. In America, God continued to bless Ewald by providing a loving wife who was also a nurse. Pat took such good care of him over the years. And he was so proud of his boys Larry and Cameron. May Jesus' love surround you as we look forward to the great reunion in heaven.