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Stella M. Grosse
Stella M. Grosse, 94, of Klondike passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Sharpe Care Nursing Home, Oconto Falls.
Born to the late William and Minnie (Kostreva) Kondro March 7, 1918, she was the oldest of three children and resided in the Pound area most of her life.
She married Arthur Grosse on Sept. 4, 1937 and they lived in Milwaukee for a short time before taking over the Kondro family farm in the Klondike area. A member of the Section Eight Baptist Church, Pound, she was on the kitchen committee, a member of the Martha Missionary Circle and church treasurer for several years. She was not only a homemaker, gardener and farmer, but also the bookkeeper and truck driver in the Art Grosse Sand and Gravel business the couple started in the 1960s. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild. After retirement she loved fishing, crocheting, beading and enjoyed many different crafting projects.
Surviving are two children, a son, Harold (LaVerne) Grosse of Grand Junction, Colo. and a daughter, Karen Grosse of Pound; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 2003; a brother, Frank Kondro and a sister, Lillian Ory.
Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 5 p.m. Pastor Giles Litzner officiated and interment was at First Baptist Cemetery, Pound.
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