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Harriet Greving

May 25, 1919 - December 31, 2010


5-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 4 in Boulger Funeral Home.

9-10:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 5 in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Prayer Service:

There will be a Prayer Service at Boulger Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. 

Funeral Service:

The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2010 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.


Burial will be at Holy Cross North in Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Harriet Greving

May 25, 1919 - December 31, 2010


Harriet B. Greving, 91, Fargo, passed away on  Friday, December 31, 2010 at her home, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Harriet B. Greving was born on May 25, 1919, the daughter of John A. and Genevieve (Grathwol) Burns. She grew up in  St. Paul, MN  where she attended and graduated from the Visitation Convent School. Harriet graduated from St. Cloud State College and attended the University of Minnesota.

Harriet married Paul A .Greving in St. Paul, MN on November 30, 1946. They lived in Fargo where they raised seven children.

Harriet was active in her parish of St. Anthony of Padua where she was chairman of the Ladies Guild and member of the school board. She was the first woman to serve on the Shanley School Board. Harriet was a member  of the Orestes Brownson Catholic Women’s Study Club. She enjoyed gardening, golf, and reading – her favorite pastimes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Greving, three sisters, and one brother. Harriet is survived by her children: Mary Lou (Gregory) Dahms, Fargo, Paul B Greving, Fargo, Thomas B Greving, Fairfax, VA, Richard B (Joan) Greving, West Fargo, Barbara G (Paul) Gentzkow, Saratoga, CA, Robert B (Susan) Greving, Montgomery Village, Maryland, her 12 grandchildren, and her 6 great grandchildren

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Anthony Church, Hospice of the Red River Valley, or the Presentation sisters.


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  1. Mark & Rebecca Anderson says:

    Brighton ColoradoOur sincere condolences to the family of Harriet Greving. Harriet was such a kind and generous woman. My husband Mark and I did her perennial gardening for her when she was no longer able. She loved the flowers as much as we do and we truly enjoyed working for her. She was a delight to garden for and was always busy in the kitchen cooking with the wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen window. She had a true zest for life even into her golden years. May you forever be a divine angel above just as you were here on earth Harriet. To her children and grandchildren, may you forever savor the beautiful memories of her, she was truly a gem!

  2. Steve Tompkins says:

    chaska Minnesota
    Mary Lou,

    Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I’t a sad day when we have to let our parents go. My Condolences to you and your family.

    with warmest regards,

    Steve Tompkins

  3. Kate Farkas says:

    St. Paul MN
    Mary Lou and family,
    Mike and I wanted you all to know how sorry we are at the passing of your mom.
    I always enjoyed seeing her and talking to her she was one special lady.
    Just know how much we care and will be thinking of you all.
    God Bless,
    Love Kate and Mike

  4. Mary Callahan Langseth says:

    Fargo ND
    I want to send my sincere sympathies to the entire Greving family in the passing of your mom. I have so many fond memories of such a kind classy woman. I am sorry that I could not attend either of the services this week, but know that she will be in my prayers as she passes from this earth into loving arms of thosed that have passed before her. Mary Callahan Langseth

  5. David Crary says:

    Saint Paul MN
    Our thoughts and prays are with you.

  6. Mary K Stevens says:

    Hopkins MnI was so sorry to hear of the passing of Harriet. We have been life long friends. We first met as students at Visitation Convent school over 75 years ago. Through cards, letters and phone calls we have kept in touch through all the events of our lives, courtships, marriage, children her 7 my 9 and all the activities of our lives. In fact I just spoke to her over the Christmas season. I will miss her greatly, my deepest sympathy Mary(Katie) Stevens

  7. Chris and Doug Jacobson says:

    We send our condolences to you and your family. Even though, we cannot be there today in person, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom is now at peace and in the grace of the Lord. It was so good that she was surrounded by family and could be at home. We will see you soon. Love to all, Chris and Doug J.

  8. Sidney Staszko Kuropchak says:

    Orono MaineOther than my own mother, Harriet had the most class of anyone I have ever known. She was so kind and thoughtful of others. John and I will miss her. Sid Kuropchak

  9. Helen Crary Stassen says:

    Prescott WITo All the Grevings,
    Sending my love and support to each of you. Your parents and your family have been such wonderful life long friends to our family. I heard from your Mom just weeks ago, which was so lovely for me.

    Wishing you all peace at this sad time. Know we’re thinking of you all.
    With Love, Helen Crary Stassen

  10. Dave Roby & Nancy Mansouri says:

    Fargo ND
    Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go to the entire Greving family.

    Dave & Nancy – friends of Barbara & Paul

  11. Sonia McManus says:

    Expressing our sympathies to you on the death of your Mother. We remember her as a gentle, kind and gracious woman who deeply loved and cared about her family.
    May God give you His peace during this difficult time.
    Pat and Sonia McManus

  12. Mary Jean Dehne says:

    Fargo ND
    Bob and siblings,

    I read of your mother’s death this early, cold morning. I am sorry. I have very fond memories of both your parents but especially your mom especially a dinner she provided in your family dining room prior to a dance at Shanley. She was always a very gracious, kind woman who supported many young people beyond her own children. I am one of those kids who she gave affirmations to along the high school path and it made a difference for me.
    Our daughters have a ballgame tonight and I am teaching. I will be unable to come to the prayer service tonight or the funeral tomorrow. I just wanted to make a connection and tell you I will hold your family in my prayers as you lay your dear mother to her final resting place.
    May God draw you all closer together during this loss.
    Mary Jean Dehne (Liffrig)

  13. greg nelson says:

    xcalac, mx Hola Mary Lou- your mom is still in my memory bank..(what’s left of it) .she was 2 years younger than my mom Corrine who has been gone some 27 years!. My moms sister, Ro Kelty rented from your dad for years…..tu amigo…greg

  14. Mary & Doug Aumack says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and all of your family. Although we never met Harriet, we knew a good deal about her through Barbara’s stories and obvious love and affection. It seems you were all blessed to be a part of her world.

  15. Mary Tallman says:

    Chicago ILI remember Harriet and Paul as long time friends of my parents.

    My sincerest sympathy to all of the family from the Tallmans

  16. Laurie Hernandez says:

    Menlo Park CATo a life well lived! May the spirit of her gentle supervision of her favorite sports teams continue on. With my deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved her — Laurie

  17. Paul McConville says:

    Crystal MN
    Mary Lou:

    We are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It is great to hear that she was surrounded with family.
    Our prayers to you and your family.

  18. William Muller, SJ says:

    Los Angeles CABarbara and Family… I will be praying with you and for you this week in thanksgiving for your mother’s good life.

  19. Cindy Cossette Gunderson says:

    Bathgate ND
    To all of Harriet’s family,
    What an priviledge to honor a life so well lived. I know you will miss her but I also know that you will discover her presence in each other, in your children and your children’s children. She will have left her imprint in how you think, in how you act and in how you love one another. She lived the principle Christ expressed to his follower. “…that the world may know that you are My disciples as you love one another.”
    Love and prayers,
    Cindy Cossette Gunderson

  20. DeVerille Huston says:

    Wilmette IllinoisMary Lou — I am very sorry to learn of your mother’s death, but it appears she lived a very full and happy life. My prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Michael Schuck says:

    Chicago ILDear Tom and Family of Mrs. Greving:

    My condolences to you. Your mother–and your home–was always an experience of hospitality and love. I appreciate my memories of the Greving home and the big heart and hospitality of my classmate, Tom.

    May God hold you close.

    Mike Schuck

  22. Barb Hanson says:

    Mesa AZ
    Being we now live away,I won’t be able to attend Harriets service.

    I just want all of you,Harriet’s family to know how very much I appreciated her friendship,and caring for 507. This was never the usual manager-owner relationship. We both truely cared for the tennents and building.

    I know you all have wonderful memories.

    Harriet was an amazing woman. And,I know she is now, truely at peace.

    God bless you,

    Barb and Bruce Hanson

  23. Steve and Judy Dahms says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. May Harriet rest in peace in the Lord’s care.

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