MARSHALL, Ill. —
Bernice Grotenhuis, 91 of Marshall, peacefully passed away into eternity, Sunday, March 3, 2013. Bernice was born on May 10, 1921, in Oakland, Calif., to Christian and Louise (Pegot) Lausten.
Survivors includes daughters, Audrey (David) Savage of Monticello, Iowa, Nancy (Glenn) Frederick of Cape Coral, Fla., Beverly (David) Liebenow of Kimberling City, Mo., and Shad Te Grotenhuis of Marshall; father of her daughters, Stanton Grotenhuis of Green City, Mo.; grandchildren, Daniel (Danielle) Kumley, Matthew Kumley, Sarah (Bill) Jones, J.R. Frederick, Eric (Annessa Hornbuckle) Frederick, Adam Frederick, Jay (Virginia) Liebenow, Jennifer (Luke) Vethe, Megan (Ryan) Peavler, Kelsey Gard, and Bill Gard; great-grandsons, Mason Kumley and Raylan Peavler; and stepgreat-grandson, Evan Hornbuckle. She was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond Lausten and Donald Lausten; and granddaughter, Rebecca Kumley.
She was a stay-at-home mom who in her later years worked at Casey State Bank in Casey, Ill. She really enjoyed completing word search puzzles, playing board and card games. She also was an avid viewer of The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. She was a dedicated member of Marshall Woman’s Club. Bernice regularly attended worship services at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Marshall. She loved spending time with her family. She was a great cook and could (and did) mend everything. She will be sadly missed by many.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. today, March 7, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, in Monticello, Iowa, conducted by Pastor Al Polito. Family greeted friends Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Goettsch Funeral Home, in Monticello. Burial will be at Cedar Memorial, Cedar Rapids, following the funeral. Local memorial service will be held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Marshall, Friday, March 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. CST with Pastor Christopher Quick officiating. Special music will be performed by Stan McMorris. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association.