Obituary – Elvira G. Grindvold

HARTINGTON — Elvira G. Grindvold, 94, Hartington, died Aug. 27, 2012, at her residence.

Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m., at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, and will begin one hour prior to services Thursday.

Funeral services will be Aug. 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartington, with Rev. Amanda Jertson officiating.

Burial will be in the Hartington City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nick Rolfsmeier, Marc Rolfsmeier, Arthur Tanderup, Robert Tanderup, Roger Gamble and Eric Tanderup.

Elvira Georgianna was born March 28, 1918, southwest of Obert, to George Peter Nielsen and Olga Margaret (Lukken) Tanderup. She grew up in the Maskell area and graduated from Obert High School. Elvira attended Wayne State Teachers College for one year and then began working for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, now known as the Farm Service Agency, in Hartington until her marriage to John Bjarne Grindvold April 12, 1944, at Maskell. They lived and farmed west of Hartington until they moved into town in 1982.

Elvira was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the WELCA, Hartington. She was a faithful servant of God and her church. She and John enjoyed travelling and made several trips to Norway. They liked to square dance and were members of the Sons of Norway. Spending time with her family was very important to her and she faced her latest illness with the conviction that a new life with God awaited her.

Elvira is survived by her husband, John, Hartington; two sons and a daughter, Marvin Grindvold and friend Sheila Kalin, Coleridge; JoAnn Rolfsmeier and her husband, Richard, Seward; Dale Grindvold and friend, Paula Christensen, Hartington; five grandchildren, Nick Rolfsmeier, Rapid City, S.D.; Marc Rolfsmeier, Kemah, Texas; Thomas, Lena and Timothy Grindvold all of Fremont; a sister, Mona Ricci, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother and wife, Lowell and Maxine Tanderup, Vermillion, S.D.; and two sisters-in-law, Joan Tanderup, Seward, and Madonna Tanderup, Dixon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Allen, May 6, 1965; five brothers, George Calvin Tanderup and his wives, Mary and Fern; and Lyle, Wayne, Robert and Merrill Tanderup; four sisters, Aylene Cockrell and her husband, Lloyd; Verjean Rahn and her husband, Lloyd; Nitha Gamble and her husband, Lyle; an infant sister, Janice Tanderup; a brother-in-law, Frank Ricci; and a sister-in-law, Cynthia Tanderup.

Memorials will be directed to the Orphan Grain Train.