Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hedwig 'Hedy' Grimbol

Hedwig “Hedy” Grimbol, 88, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare/All Saints on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, with her daughter, Jackie, and sister-in-law, Marce, at her side.

Hedy was born in Denmark on May 8, 1920, to the late Einar and Othilia (nee: Mortensen) Hjortness. She lived most of her life in Racine. She was united in marriage to Leonard E. Grimbol in Racine on Aug. 1, 1942. She was the secretary at St. Luke's Episcopal Church for 23 years retiring in 1985.

She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Grimbol; son, Rev. William (Patricia) Grimbol; one grandson, Justin Grimbol; three sisters, Karen (Marv) Welfel, Marion (Dick) Hazelton and Betty (Jack) Nelson; three sisters-in-law, Marce, Effie and Mary Hjortness; nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, on April 1, 2000, and three brothers.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home, 1212 Lathrop Ave., on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at 3 p.m. with her son, Rev. William R. Grimbol, officiating. Friends may meet with the family at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m until the time of service.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine (262) 634-3361

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