Obituary: Roberta M. “Bert” Grebner, 89, of Metamora

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Roberta M. “Bert” Grebner, 89, of Metamora died at 8:48 a.m. Thursday Nov. 17, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

Born July 5, 1922, in Peoria to Fredrick and Rosa (Schwenk) Michael, she married Florentius P. “Hots” Grebner Sept. 28, 1946, in Metamora. He died Nov. 17, 2009.

Surviving are her children: Lon (Rita) Grebner of Chillicothe; Lance (Sophie Alweis) Grebner of West Linn, Ore.; Debra Grebner of Washington; Tamas (Susie) Grebner of Metamora; Tim (Cindy) Grebner of Low Point; and Marcy (Wes) Nohl of Deer Creek; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Roberta is also survived by two sisters, Leota McCarrick of California, Ruth Heib of Rockford, and one brother, Donald (Susie) Michael of Pekin. She was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.

She was a member of St. Mary Lourdes Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society. She helped co-found the Youth Club at Lourdes Church. She volunteered for many events and made Easter baskets for needy children. She was a amazing cook working along side her husband at Wernsman’s Restaurant for many years and was known for the Rotary Luncheons.

A Funeral Mass will be Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St. Mary Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Neri Greskoviak officiating. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel with recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Lourdes Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Snyder Village. Online condolences at