Gladys L. Grotefendt
Gladys L. Grotefendt, age 90, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, March 5, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Grantfork United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Marine Cemetery. Friends may call today from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Grantfork United Church of Christ or Hoyleton Children’s Home.
She was born November 15, 1923, in Edwardsville, IL, the daughter of John E. and Emma Minnie (nee Wiehe) Speckmann.
On June 14, 1945, she married Earl Edward Grotefendt who survives.
She was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ Women's Guild, Leef Township Senior Citizens (Founder); Madison County Farm Bureau Seniors (Prime Timers).
Mrs. Grotefendt was born on a farm near Hamel. She was a graduate of Columbia Grade School (6/12/1937) and Edwardsville High School (6/10/1941). She worked for Madison Service, Marine Garment, and Granite City Army Depot. In 1956, she and her husband moved to Grantfork, and they started farming in Marine. In 1976, she and her husband established "Golden Grain Farms" west of Grantfork, along with her daughter and son-in-law. She and her husband enjoyed traveling all over the world. They moved to Highland Home in November of 2011. She enjoyed crocheting and large flower gardens.
Survivors include :
Husband - Earl E. Grotefendt, Highland, IL
Daughter - Audrey F. (David) Steiner, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild - Karla F. (Quinton) Lee, Indianapolis, IN
Grandchild - Wendy J. (Dennis) Tipton, St. Jacob, IL
Grandchild - Brian A. Steiner, Glen Carbon, IL
Great Grandchild - Krystlyn G. Lee, Indianapolis, IN
Great Grandchild - Victoria H. Lee, Indianapolis, IN
Great Grandchild - Nickolas A. Tipton, St. Jacob, IL
Great Grandchild - Matthew A. Tipton, St. Jacob, IL
Sister - Edna M.A. Suessen, Edwardsville, IL
She was preceded in death by :
Father - John E. Speckmann (died 6/23/1968)
Mother - Emma Minnie Speckmann, nee Wiehe (died 11/27/1967)
Brother - Elmer G. Speckmann (died 3/22/1980)
Sister - Marie D.H. Kock (died 2/28/1965)
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