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Irene Emma Grosz
Irene Grosz was born on April 16, 1921 to Fred and Pauline (Bietz) Bertsch in Kaylor, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She received her education at Sharon School, a country school close to where she grew up.
Irene was married to Ruben Grosz in 1942 at Kaylor, SD. Born to this union were three children: Verne, Marlin, and Kaylene. She spent a good part of her life on the farm helping her husband. Her husband passed away in October 1973 and soon after Irene moved into Scotland. In 1975, she began to work at the Good Samaritan Center as an Activity Director and was employed there for 21 years. She was active in her church, taught Sunday School for 30 years, served on the Board of Education, and was Sunday School Superintendent for 15 years. She held various offices in her church and was active with the women of the church. Irene also served in the Scotland community as a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Good Samaritan Auxiliary, and belonged to the “Germans from Russia Heritage Society”. After retiring she continued to do volunteer work for various organizations. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, and working on her family’s genealogy and history.
Irene passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society of Lennox, South Dakota and having attained the age of 96 years.
She is survived by her son, Marlin Grosz of La Jolla, CA; daughter Kaylene (Jerry) Yeazell of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren: Dean Grosz of Olivet, Evan Grosz of Rapid City, Jacob Grosz of La Jolla, CA, Matt Grosz of Carlsbad, CA, Jared Yeazell of Fort Collins, CO, and Joey Yeazell of Sioux Falls; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Erna Stoebner of Yankton; and one brother, Leonard Bertsch of Rapid City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben and son, Verne.
Marlin,Kay and family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elaine & Dennis Baltzer Feb 10 2018 6:53 PM
My sympathies to the family.
Carol Weisz Feb 9 2018 5:09 PM
What a very special neighbor and friend....Irene and I had a lot of Alley and Garden visits thru the 28 years I lived In Scotland....I always got plenty of goodies thru the summer...God Bless this VERY SPECIAL lady....Mary Ann Blachnik
Mary Ann Blachnik Feb 8 2018 6:48 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Irene was a very sweet lady! We know she will be missed! God Bless!
Sue and Tim Asche Feb 8 2018 4:25 PM
Dean-Lisa-Dexter & Stefani-Tyler-Connor My dearest sympathies to you all!! Irene was a beautiful person filled with so much spunk and sass---her red hair was a perfect fit for her personality. She was a joy to work with. Many hugs to you all!!! Lots of Love! Rachel
Rachel Berndt Feb 8 2018 6:27 AM
My heartfelt sympathy to all of the family. I have wonderful memories of spending time on the Grosz farm. Aunt Irene was the best cook and baker! She was fun to be around with her liveliness and sense of humor. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Nancy Coffey (Bertsch) Feb 7 2018 7:17 PM
Kaylene and family am so sorry for your loss, worked with Irene at Good Sam, such a hard worker and loved by many, my thoughts and prayer's to you and your's
Rhonda Kocourek Feb 7 2018 3:37 PM
You were a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace
Roxanne Klar Feb 7 2018 12:14 AM
Kaylene and family, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She had many good years in Scotland and I know she was loved by all at the Nursing Home. Thinking of you at this time of honoring your mom with love and memories.
Jim and Jane (Orth) Rokusek Feb 6 2018 9:32 PM
I am thankful for the special, fun memories of my dear auntie. Our deepest sympathy to her family.
Rick and Veronica Swanson Feb 6 2018 7:29 PM