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“I just heard this week of the passing of Sharon and send our thoughts and prayers out to your family. We were 2nd cousins and we shared the same name...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon (O'Keefe) Roskamp - IA

“Sorry to learn of her passing. Always enjoyed seeing her at work while she was employed at Parkview Home. Had a lot of laughs with her! She will...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Nehring - Wells, MN

“Sherry was a great lady and a great classmate! She was always happy and smiling! ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Schultz Anderson - Winnebago, MN

“Attended school with her in Blue Earth until she moved. Always smiling with a great personality. Sorry to hear she is gone. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Ruthann (1965) Golay Gaard - MN

“Fishing with Sherry and Larry at Lake of the Woods, Sherry always made me feel welcome in there boat. Sherry had her own flare in fishing and it was...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Dale Krohn - NICOLLET, MN

“My dearest sweet sister! It's going to be very diffcult to go on without you, but you would want me to! You've always been there for me! It was...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Marilyn Barnick - Wells, MN

“Larry, Trudy , Terry and families, So sorry to hear of your loss of wife, mother and grandmother. You have our deepest Sympathy. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Harriet and Norman Grunzke - MN

“What I will always remember is her smile. In spite of how she felt she always greeted us with it. The times of fellowship after Church or some...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Chuck & Doris Brooks - Towson, MD

“Peace be with you and your family. You always made me feel welcome in your home. We are all so lucky to have had you in our lives! Fly high sweet...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: DD Chirpich - Eden Prairie, MN

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sue (Grunzke) Linder - MN

“God bless and our deepest sympathy to everyone. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Sherri & David Mulcahy

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and your children and may wonderful memories surround you all. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon (Cookie) Moll - Dixon - TX

“I am so sorry, for your loss. Sherry was a sweet woman. My thoughts are with all of you. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Christy Hargis - Wells, MN


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Sharon Kay "Sherry" Grunzke, age 69, of Wells, MN, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at her home. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:30 AM, at St. Paul's UCC Church in rural Wells, MN, with Rev. Cherie Daniel officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Sharon was born December 23, 1947, in Blue Earth, MN, the daughter of Malvin F. and Geraldine (Johnson) O'Keefe. She was united in marriage to Larry Grunzke on July 1, 1967 in Blue Earth, MN, and to this union 2 children were born. Sherry and Larry would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July.

Sherry attended secretary school in Albert Lea, MN. She was employed at Hubbard Milling and Nordaas Homes. She also worked at Parkview Care Center for ten years. Sherry and her husband Larry enjoyed every summer for 45 years traveling to the Lake of the Woods. Fishing was one of Sherry's top hobbies/interests. She was very proud of her fishing abilities and techniques. She was happy and excited to travel to Idaho to see her son and family, and also visiting friends in Arizona. Sherry was excellent at sewing. She made her wedding dress and 3 bridesmaid dresses. Many quilts were stitched together by her loving hands for family and friends. Her pets were very special to her. She loved them so and they loved her. Sherry was a member of St Paul's UCC for 49 years. She taught Sunday school and was a member of the woman's guild. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She is preceded in death by her parents; mother and father-in-law, Donald and Helen Grunzke; and brother, Ronald O'Keefe.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 49 years, Larry Grunzke of Wells, MN; 2 children: Trudy (friend Orland Yokiel) of Wells, and Terry (Kirsten) of Boise, ID; 8 grandchildren: Angie (Bryce) Mastin of Blue Earth, MN, Brooke (Brett) Loge of Blue Earth, MN, Annie Schroeder of Wells, MN, Taylor Howell, Madison Grunzke, Chandler Grunzke, and Lauren Grunzke, all of Boise, ID; step-grandsons: Sam and Hunter Fellin; honorary granddaughter, Claire Christianson; great-grandson Stetson Loge; 2 sisters: Shirley (Larry) Krohn of Nicollet, MN and Marilyn (Scott) Barnick of Wells, MN; brothers-in-law: Dale (Barb) Grunzke of Wells, MN, Donnie Dean (Sue) Grunzke of Alden, MN, and Neil (Terri) Grunzke of Freeborn, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.