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Virginia "Ginny" Rose (Harrison) Grohn, 77, of Elk Mound, WI went home to be with her Heavenly Father on September 26th, 2023 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.
Virginia was the third of five children born to Steven B. and Eleanor J. (Hughes) Harrison on May 25th, 1946, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. She spent her childhood growing up on the family farm with her siblings near Elk Mound, WI. She attended Elk Mound Area Schools and graduated in 1964. After high school she went on to attend School of Cosmetology in Eau Claire.
As a young woman, Virginia was active in youth fellowship and church choir at Evangelical United Brethren Church, later becoming Trinity United Methodist Church, in Elk Mound. She was very involved with the Fosbrook Early Birds and Elk Meadow 4-H clubs, which continued for several years as her sons went through the program. As most farm kids did, she also worked on the family farm along with her parents and siblings.
On a cold winter night, February 17th, 1980, she married Luther Grohn at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eau Claire and brought to the marriage her two sons, Larry and Bruce.
After she and Luther married, she became heavily involved with the Elk Meadow Homemakers Club, holding offices at both local and county levels. Through this time, she gained many rewarding lifelong friendships. One very special friendship that formed during this time was her dear friend, Nancy Doane. These two shared many memories over the years and talked almost daily.
Virginia was often found out in the fields working right beside Luther. Over the years they became known for their Grohn Grown Popcorn and their vast crop of kidney beans.
If she wasn't in the field with Luther, she was in the kitchen making meals for the guys (farm hands). Of course, she always made sure they had plenty of sweet treats available at all times. In between cooking and baking, she was in her sewing room making blankets and pillows for gifts or lap cloths for area nursing homes.
If she wasn't in the field or busy in the house, she was shopping. Many, many fond memories were made on shopping trips. She shopped till she dropped - or her shopping companions dropped - early morning to late evening. This usually was a sign that her van would be packed by the end of the day.
Virginia is survived by her sons Larry and Bruce (Lisa Brazman) Lemler; sister Arlis (David) Larson; brother Steven G. (Janice) Harrison; brothers-in-law Larry Zier, Lyle (Sue) Grohn, Dan (Kathy Cicha) Grohn; sister-in-laws Kathy (Steve) Foster, and Carolyn (Ted) Hackman; her grandchildren; nieces, nephews; great- nieces, great-nephews; and many special friends. She is further survived by her very special earthly angel and caregiver, honorary daughter, Beth Gundlach.
She is preceded in death by her husband Luther Grohn (May 2023); her parents Steven B. and Eleanor J. Harrison; her brother Allen and his wife Audrey Harrison; sister Joan E. Zier; and a grandson.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation and gratefulness to the care team which have become family to us all - Mayo Hospice, Visiting Angels and Home Instead. Their support and loving care allowed Virginia, and Luther, to spend their final months in the comfort of their home on their beloved farm they built together. Beth was the cog in this complex machine that brought all of these special people into Virginia and Luther's lives and turned them into family. Words cannot express our appreciation for you, Beth.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be given to an organization of your choice.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 2-5 p.m. at Hulke Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Visitation will continue on Monday, October 2, 2023 from 10-11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 105 S Holly Ave, Elk Mound, WI 54739. Funeral service will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. at the church. Pastor Tim Heupel will officiate. Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Elk Mound will take place immediately following the funeral.
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with arrangements.