Ida Mae Gruhlke

IDA MAE GRUHLKE, 91, of Jackson, Minnesota passed away at the Sanford Hospital in Jackson on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.  A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson with Pastor Chris Drew officiating.  Burial will take place at the Riverside Cemetery in Jackson immediately following the service.

 Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.


IDA MAE GRUHLKE, was born on April 5, 1919 in Jackson, Minnesota, the daughter of Jesse and Ida Mae (Rowe) Page.  She graduated from the Jackson High School in 1937.  She was united in marriage to Bruce Gruhlke on March 17, 1943.  After marriage, they farmed in Des Moines and Petersburg Townships in Jackson County.  In the 1940’s they moved into Jackson where she worked at the Minnesota Egg Corporation, Jackson Drug Store, and Unisys (Sperry Univac).  Bruce passed away on April 5, 1989.  Ida moved into the Pines in Jackson in 2005 and then to the Jackson Good Samaritan in June 17, 2010.  Ida passed away at the Sanford Hospital in Jackson on August 10, 2010 at the age of 91 years, 4 months, and 5 days.

 Ida was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.  She helped with bazaars and other activities the church had.  She enjoyed doing crafts and making quilts.  She had a talent for making anything from scratch.  Ida and Bruce spent a lot of time fishing in the summer.  Ida loved playing cards, especially Skip-bo with her friends at the Pines. 

Ida is survived by a brother, Don (Ruth Ann) Page of Appleton, Wisconsin, nieces and nephews, Barb Rakstad, Betty and Del Leisinring, Phyllis and Bill Munn, Donald and Terri Johnson, Richard and Diane Johnson, Cindy and Gordon Likness, Linda Johnson, and special friend Deb Schuller.

 Ida is preceded in death by her parents, a step mother, Cora (Brockmann) Page, her husband of 46 years, Bruce Gruhlke, two brothers, Ervin Page, Leland Page, two sisters and spouses, Leila (Ray) Payne, Marjorie (Hiram) Johnson.

 Blessed be the memory of Ida Mae Gruhlke.

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