Dr. Gary's Story
Dr. Gary Lee Greven, 75, of Terre Haute, passed away at 2:34 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Worthington, Minn., on July 9, 1942, to George Clarence Greven and Nellie Mae Tryon Greven.
Gary graduated from Minnesota Bible College in 1966. After graduation Gary moved to Terre Haute to become the Youth Minister at Maplewood Christian Church and later was Senior Pastor for 15 years at Maryland Community Church. Gary was a counseling psychologist and received his doctorate in psychology from ISU in 1986 and was a founding partner of Associated Psychologists. He retired 2010. Gary was on the board of trustees at Minnesota Bible College, as well as the Board of Pioneer Bible Translators, and counseled survivors at Ground Zero in New York City. His goal was to travel the world and he did.
Gary is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann Hansen Greven; and their three children, Lisa K Fisher (husband Jeff), Gregg A. Greven (wife Lisa Marie), and Geoff E. Greven (Natalie). Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Bill Fisher (wife Sara), Sara Topolosek (husband Kyle), Michael Fisher (wife Rachel), Taylor Greven (Hannah), Carlie Greven, Avery Sparenberg, Mallory Greven, and Lauryn Greven; as well as two great-grandchildren, Haddie Greven and Thaddeus Greven. Other survivors include his brother, Gordon Greven; and sister, Linda Paulsen (husband Jeff).
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, JoAnn Leavins; and sister-in-law, Marge Greven.
A celebration of life service will be held at Maryland Community Church, 4700 South State Road 46, Terre Haute, on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at 4 p.m. with Vince McFarland officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday at the church from 2 until 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Pioneer Bible Translators, 7255 West Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75236 or Pioneerbible.org, in his memory. Arrangements are under the direction of DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory.
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Published on September 7, 2017