Elizabeth Grochala Obituary

Elizabeth A. Grochala
Elizabeth Grochala
Elizabeth A. Grochala

May 5, 2008
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Betty Grochala, 84, died Monday, May 5, 2008, of heart failure surrounded by her family at Mercy Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, May 9, 2008, at All Saints Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Betty was born in Des Moines and graduated from St. Anthony Grade School and Lincoln High School. She was also a graduate of Mercy Hospital College of Nursing. Betty was a Registered Nurse at Mercy and Veterans Hospitals. She was an active volunteer for a variety of organizations including, All Saints School and Parish, Dowling High School and Mercy Hospital and Alumni Association. She also was a member of the Ladies Bankers Association, Diocesan Pastoral Council, past Co-Chair of the Diocesan Appeal and a founding member of the New Beginnings Grief Support Group for the Diocese. She most enjoyed her grandchildren, feeding her birds, gardening and spending time at Clear Lake.

Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles; parents, John and Julia Andrews; brothers, Joseph, John and Michael Andrews and sisters, Mary Kasper, Martha Andrews, Julia Andrews, Anne Andrews King and Therese Schill.

She is survived by her children, Krystof (Glenna) Grochala, Ann Marie Grochala, Marilyn (Bill) Gorham, Tim (Rochelle) Grochala, Jim Grochala and Barb (Frank) Kruesi; sister, Agnes Spickler and grandchildren, Catherine, Charles, Kristin, Sarah and Laura.

Visitation will begin at 1 pm on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Iles Funeral Homes- Grandview Park Chapel, with a Rosary service at 6 pm and scripture service at 7 pm.

Memorials may be directed to All Saints Catholic Church or the Anne Andrews King Scholarship Fund at Dowling High School.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, May 8, 2008
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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All Saints Catholic Church
650 NE 52nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50313
Friday, May 9, 2008
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, May 9, 2008