|Dolores E. "Laurie" Grossell|
|July 07, 1928 - June 06, 2011|
|of Milan, Illinois|
|Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 09, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2011 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 312- 1st St. W., Milan, IL|
|Interment: June 10, 2011 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, IL |
| Dolores E. “Laurie” Grossell, 82, of Milan, IL, died Monday June 6, 2011 at her home.|
Services are 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Memorials may be made to Jordan Catholic School.
Dolores was born July 7, 1928 in Modale, Iowa, a daughter of George W. Hoss and Hazel E. Lintz Hoss. She married Armin J. Grossell on October 4, 1947 in Moline, IL. He preceded her in death on November 7, 1997.
Dolores was a homemaker, and will be fondly remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, the church choir, and the Silver Cross Circle of King’s Daughters, where she had served as Treasurer and recently received her 30 year pin. An avid cardplayer, she participated in several area card clubs, where she enjoyed playing Bridge and 500. She also enjoyed sewing, flower gardening and tending her yard.
Surviving are her children (and spouses), Dr. Michael J. (Colleen) Grossell, Rutherfordton, NC, Katherine A. (John) Freeman, Rock Island, Richard A. Grossell, Rock Island, Suzanne M. Butler, Cedar Rapids, Mary A. (Rod) Carey, Rock Island, Jeanne M. Grossell, Rock Island, Elizabeth A. (Randy) Heggen, Milan, and Robert A. Grossell, Milan; grandchildren, Emily Grossell, Marshall Grossell, Walker Grossell, Matthew (Roxanne) Freeman, Laurie Freeman (and fiancé, Kevin Holmes), Andrew Freeman, Patricia (Barry) Nord, Heather (Ed) Burnell, Heidi Gygi, Jason Butler, Zachary Butler, Christina (David) Klauer, Jamie (James) Baxter, Jeffrey (Leslie) Carey, Angela Hood (and fiancé, Jose’ Sierra), Christopher Heggen, Daniel Heggen, and Sarah Heggen; great-grandchildren, Paige, Matthew Jr., Caleb, Alexis, Kelsey, AJ, Emma, Dylan, Cameron, Trinity, Taeyler, Evangeline, Alyssa, Madilynn, Isabelle, Olivia, Tristan, Kaitlynn, Jose’ Jr., and Madison; great-grandkitties, “Buddy” and “Holly”; great-grandpuppy, “Ariel”; sisters, Herythel Faylor, Missouri Valley, IA, Margaret (Wally) Ruffcorn, Modale, IA, and Shirley (Cliff) Swanger, Missouri Valley, IA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to her husband, Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Patricia L. Grossell, and six brothers, Dorance, Loren, Duane, William, Larry and Dale Hoss.
Dear Mike and Colleen,
My sympathy to your family. I met your Mom several times and know that you have lost a gentle and loving person.Pam
-- Pam Picard
Keeping the Grossell family in our thoughts and prayers. Laurie was such a gentle, compassionate person with room in her heart to consider us all part of her family.
-- Dennis, Patty, Billy & Sam Heggen
My deepest sympathy to all members of Laurie's family....It is our loss with her death and heaven's gain.....I knew Laurie very well and spent some great times with her and others while a pastor in the Quad Cities...
Be assured of my prayers for her and for all of you. May she rest in peace...Msgr James Ramer
-- Monsingor James Ramer
Kathy & Beth: So sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts are with you.
-- Jane Pealstrom Woodward
Dear Beth Randy and family,
We were so sad to hear about Laurie's death we have fond memories of her with the BWG she was such a sweet lady always always so pleasant. If there is anything we can do please let us know.
Marlene and Larry
-- Marlene and Larry Lawrence
I am so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Laurie was a wonderful, kind and caring person and will be greatly missed. ((((Hugs))))))
-- Lisa Whan and family
Beth, so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.
-- Marilyn Hawthorn
Mary, Rod and Family...
Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mom...she will always be with you in spirit...love you guys!
-- Jackie/Mark Hendershot
I was saddened to hear of Laurie's passing. I remember seeing her frequently at BWG events. Beth...keeping you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Ryan Lawrence
So sorry about your Mom, she was a terrific person. We can't be with you due to illness but our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
-- Dolores & Joe Barker
This is directed to Mike. Sorry about your Mothers death. Our sympathy goes out to you & all your siblings. Do you remember us from Andover? Often wondered where you were. Have alot of good memories about our times together.
-- Donald & Dolores Larson
Mike & Colleen-- Our sympathies on the loss of your mother. Hope you family is healthy and continuing to grow in size and spirit.
Neil & Dea
-- Dea & Neil Curry
I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts are with you.
-- Ed Isenberg
You are all in our prayers during this difficult time. I remember Aunt Laurie as always being so cheerful and welcoming.
-- Theresa/Joe Fusilier family