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Signa Hannah Ostermann Greear
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1896
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1990
Highland
Madison County
Illinois, USA

Signa Hannah Ostermann was born on July 10, 1896 in Fulda, Murray County, Minnesota to Peter and Dena Amelia (Ludvickson) Osterman. Her siblings were: Fredrick Henry, Laura Mabel, Mary Dena, Hans Theadore, George Lewis, Clarence Melvin, Matheau Claudis, Dorothy Madeline, Arthur Harold, and Lyle Osterman.

She married Alonzo (Lon) Pierce Greear in Aberdeen, South Dakota on July 28, 1915. They were the parents of six sons: Melvin Alonzo, Donald Wilke, Kenneth Nels, Emmmet Clarence, Leo Milton, and Carl Alfred Greear.

Signa was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting and baking bread and rolls. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, Illinois.

Signa died on January 24, 1990 in Highland, Illinois at the age of 93. Funeral services were held at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, with Rev. Arnold Bizer officiating. Arrangements were handled by Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Signa Greear was preceded in death by her husband Lon, who died on January 16, 1964 in California, and by her son Emmett Greear. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Henry Osterman (1870 - 1924)
  Dena Amelia Ludvickson Osterman (1876 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Alonzo Pierce Greear (1892 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Melvin Alonzo Greear (1916 - 2013)*
  Donald Wilke Greear (1918 - 2003)*
  Kenneth Nels Greear (1920 - 2004)*
  Emmett Clarence Greear (1922 - 1938)*
  Leo Milton Greear (1925 - 2006)*
  Carl Alfred Greear (1928 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Signa Hannah Ostermann Greear (1896 - 1990)
  Frederick Henry Osterman (1899 - 1969)*
  Laura Mabel Osterman Smith (1901 - 1990)*
  Mary Dena Osterman Belden (1903 - 1966)*
  George Lewis Osterman (1907 - 1987)*
  Clarence Melvin Osterman (1910 - 1963)*
  Claude Mathew Osterman (1912 - 1983)*
  Dorothy Madeline Osterman Bokelheide (1916 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Edwardsville
Madison County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: LaVerne Greear Bloemker
Record added: Sep 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76513374
Signa Hannah <i>Ostermann</i> Greear
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Signa Hannah <i>Ostermann</i> Greear
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Signa Hannah <i>Ostermann</i> Greear
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Rest in peace, Grandma.
- LaVerne Greear Bloemker
 Added: Oct. 5, 2013

- Michael DeLost
 Added: Aug. 7, 2012

- Donna Westwood
 Added: Jun. 13, 2012
 
 
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