Loretta M. <I>Barbel</I> Gramstad

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Loretta M. Barbel Gramstad

  • Birth 16 Jan 1919 Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 7 May 2011 Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Steward, Lee County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 70017943

ROCHELLE - Loretta M. Gramstad, 92, Rochelle, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Rochelle Rehabilitation Center in Rochelle.
She was born Jan. 16, 1919 in Aurora, the youngest child of Peter and Susan (Dockendorf) Barbel. She attended St. Nicholas grade school and graduated from East Aurora High School in 1937. Following graduation she worked for S.S. Kresge in Aurora.
She met and married Walter C. Gramstad on July 16, 1941. The couple began a career in farming and moved to Reynolds Township near Ashton in 1951.
Upon retirement, the couple moved to Rochelle in 1985. Loretta was an avid homemaker while her husband enjoyed golf and bowling.
Walter passed away on Oct. 3, 2008. Loretta remained in her home until March of this year when she fell, requiring hospitalization.
She is survived by several nieces and a nephew, Dave (Kathy) Bjorseth of Aurora. He served as her legal guardian and caretaker along with the late Howard Powell the past three years.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha Barbel, Betty Sloan and Rosella Bjorseth; and one brother, Clarence Barbel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11 at Unger-Horner Funeral Home located at 400 N. Sixth St. in Rochelle.
A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at Unger-Horner.
Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Steward. A memorial has been established.
Taken from:
Rochelle News-Leader
Rochelle, Ogle Co., IL.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Page 2 - Sect. 1 - Col. 1-2


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  • Created by: Pat Esterday
  • Added: 18 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70017943
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Loretta M. Barbel Gramstad (16 Jan 1919–7 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70017943, citing Union Cemetery, Steward, Lee County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Pat Esterday (contributor 47227227) .