Obituary: Mary Lou Grosse Hoberecht

Mary Lou Grosse Hoberecht, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Newton.

Mary Lou was born on May 17, 1929, to Holger and Jessie (Bridal) Andersen in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Mary Lou’s faith was very important to her, and she was a member of the Peabody Lutheran Church. She served as a librarian for 25 years at the Peabody Library and enjoyed watching birds. She was a good homemaker who dearly loved and cared for her children and grandchildren.

Mary Lou was married to Tom Grosse and Verlin Hoberecht, who both preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children: Stephen and Melody Grosse, William Grosse, Candace Green, and Amy and Kelly Bayes; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; daughter-in-law Shirley Grosse; and grandson Jerod Grosse.

A graveside committal service was on Friday, Aug. 12, at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. There is no visitation. 

A memorial has been established for the Peabody Lutheran Church and the Good Shepherd Hospice of Newton.

Petersen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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