Gerard John Grewe was born on January 26, 1940, and passed away peacefully on August 8, 2022, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church.
He grew up on the south side of St. Louis, just blocks away from Jane Kuda. They both attended St. Cecilia Catholic Church and School and met for the first time when he was in seventh grade and she in fifth. Four years later, they had their first date, and the rest is history.
In Gerard’s later years, he enjoyed golfing at PGA West, attending Mizzou football games, and spending time with his family. He often said, “If I die tomorrow, have a party, because I had a wonderful life.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Elsie (Kargus) Grewe, and his brother, Virgil (Judy) Grewe. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Jane (Kuda) Grewe; his sister, Sister Doris Jean Grewe; his children Gary (Carla) Grewe, Terry (Jane) Grewe, Christine Grewe, and Michael (Christine) Grewe; and his thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a cousin, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend to many.
Please join Gerard’s family, Thursday, August 18, 2022. Mass will be held at 5 PM St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 5418 Louisiana Avenue, St. Louis, 63111, with a Celebration and Visitation immediately following at Greenbriar Hills Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard, Kirkwood, 63122.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Anselm Parrish, 530 South Mason Road, St. Louis, 63141. You may continue to honor Gerard by attending Mass.