Born: September 18, 1925 in Chicago, IL
Died: July 6, 2021 in Geneseo, IL
Elaine Grom, 95, of Geneseo, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Allure of Geneseo. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo, IL. Reverend Stephen Mueller will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Elaine was born on September 18, 1925, the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude (Nolton) Dau, in Chicago, IL. She married August A. Grom in 1949. He preceded her in death on March 23, 2003. Together the raised three children, Larry, John, and Bonnie. She enjoyed softball, playing for the historic Bloomer Girls Softball Team as a shortstop. She loved crafts, especially needlepoint and knitting. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Bonnie Karner, Larry (Christine) Grom, stepsons George Grom and John Grom; grandchildren, Rebecca (Tony) Corson, Steve Karner, Jennifer, Heather Karner, Kimberly Karner, Matthew Karner, James Grom, Kenneth Grom, JD Grom, and Robert Grom; great-grandchild, Jillian Grom.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Gertrude; stepson, August "Tony" Grom; sister, Dorothy Brautigam; brothers, Earl Dau and Ralph "Bud" Dau; son-in-law, Dale Karner.
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Published by Suburban Life Publications from Jul. 12 to Jul. 15, 2021.