Obit: Grass, Edna H. (1921 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Grass, Sternitzky, Hasz, Iverson, Helm, Trewyn


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 31, 2010 

Grass, Edna H. (25 May 1921 - 26 March 2010) 

Edna H. Grass, age 88, of Wausau, formerly of Granton, died Friday, March 26, 2010, surrounded by her family at the Mount View Care Center in Wausau.  

Edna was born May 25, 1921, the daughter of Herman and Helen (Sternitzky) Hasz in the Town of Lynn. She was baptized May 27, 1921, confirmed May 26, 1921* (1941), and united in marriage to Paul Grass June 28, 1942, all at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton. (*1921 has to be a typo, so I supposed 1941). 

She graduated from Granton High School May 31, 1939, and later graduated from County Normal Teachers College in Wisconsin Rapids.  Edna taught for 25 years.  Her first teaching job was in Neillsville, where she taught grades one to eight.  Edna taught part time while raising her three children in Racine.  From 1960 to 1970 she taught full time as a first and second grade teacher at Bethany Lutheran School in Milwaukee.  Edna also taught first grade in Manistee, MI, Rockford, and Rochelle, IL. 

Edna loved her Lord and was a kind, considerate, loving and compassionate person.  She loved to sew, bake, cook and take care of her grandkids.  

She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Marshfield and later attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau. 

Edna is survived by her three children, John (Lynn) Grass of Wausau, Helen (Mike) Iverson of Nekoosa and Peter (Doreen) Grass of Wheaton, IL; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Grass of Wausau; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. 

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and brothers, Albert and Otto. 

A funeral service for Edna will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton.  Pastor John Trewyn will officiate.  Music will provided by Caroline Helm, organist.  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church on Monday prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. 

Special thanks to Scott, Lori, Judy and the staff at Allison House; Rhonda, Lindsay, sarah, Jamie and the staff at Mount View Care Center; Amanda, Sherry and the staff at Aspirus Palliative Care and Hospice.  

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Edna’s family with arrangements. 

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