LaVerle Griesbaum
October 8, 1923 - February 14, 2014

LaVerle Marie Griesbaum, 90, of Oelwein died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Oelwein Healthcare Center. Per LaVerle’s request there will be no services or visitation. Geilenfeld Funeral Home is caring for LaVerle and her family.

LaVerle was born October 8, 1923 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of William and Edna (Olander) Bush. She was educated in Oelwein. On January 8, 1944 she was united in marriage to Paul Griesbaum in Waterloo, Iowa. LaVerle was a home maker most of her married life. With her husband they opened their home to care for three orphaned cousins, three uncles and in later years her mother. She also made a home for and was a mother to her nephews, Buzz (Paula) Bush, Joe (Jacque) Bush of Oelwein and niece, Andrea (Gary) Grinstead of Hazleton, Iowa.  LaVerle, who had a heart of gold, was “Grandma Honey” to her many loving great nieces and nephews, and her great great nieces and nephews. Also surviving her is a sister-in-law, Jean Bush of Galva, Illinois. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

LaVerle was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1975, a sister Lucille and two brothers, Leo and Donald Bush. 

 

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Darlene Hanson Meling on February 15, 2014 at 2:02 PM said:

Bless your memory Grandma Honey! A very special thank you, for your love and caring heart. Grandma Honey you were God's chosen gift to Joie and Jackie as youngs girls. With your love and care they have grown into beauitful Mothers, now with a family to show the love you gave them. God's Blessing to all of Grandma Honey's family for the loss of your loved one.
DIANNA DOPP BRANDENBURG on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM said:

MY SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILIES. THEY CALLED HER HONEY FOR A REASON SHE WAS AS SWEET AS HONEY. SHE HAD A HEART OF GOLD AND WILL BE MISSED BY MANY
GEORGE EAGER on February 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM said:

REST IN PEACE,SHE HAD A HEART OF GOLD,SEE YA LATER

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