Erna Grosz


August 10, 1922 - March 18, 2020


Erna Grosz, 97, of Mitchell, SD, entered her eternal home on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Grundy County Hospital in Grundy Center, IA. A private graveside service will take place in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Erna Maria (Fink) Grosz was born August 10, 1922 on the family farm near Delmont, SD. She was the daughter of John & Hulda (Will) Fink. She was united in marriage to Bernard Grosz, after he returned from the war, at Hope Lutheran in Delmont, SD on November 18, 1945. They made their home in Mitchell where they lived until the last year of her life, when she resided at Care Initiatives Nursing Home in Eldora, IA.

Erna was a homemaker, and later worked at Brady Memorial Care Center for 22 Years as a dietary aide. She was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mitchell where she was very involved.  She loved music, playing cards with friends, gardening, crocheting, and spending time with family.

Those thankful for sharing her life include her children, Joyce (Ronald) Wieting of Eldora, IA and Allan (Nancy Lorenz) Grosz of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; 5 grandsons and 10 great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Marlyne Fink of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard in 1992; sister, Lenita; and brothers, Alvin, Werner, Paul, and Herbert.







None Scheduled


To Be Announced


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Dawn Hanson on April 4, 2020
I worked with Erna at Brady & work at the hospital so I would see her now & then. I always liked visiting with her - she was such a sweetheart!
Posted by Sina Glover on March 26, 2020
I have many fond memories of Erna. She always brightened my day and provided me with a laugh or 10 when I'd come to work. Miss her dearly.
Posted by Lois Pravecek on March 24, 2020
I did not know Erna, but condolences to the family. My Mom was Erna (Grosz) Mutschelknaus, daughter of Edward and Emma Grosz. We lived on a farm north of Lesterville. From the comments I see, Erna was a wonderful woman, just like my Mom was. RIP Erna.
Posted by Lori Buskol and family on March 23, 2020
Very sad to hear of Great Aunt Erna’s passing. She was loved by many and so very kind. Her smile was infectious.
Posted by Julie R. Buskol on March 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of Aunt Ernas passing. She had a great sense of humor and all were welcome in her home. She will be missed and our ptayers are with you at this difficult time.
Posted by Skip and Bev Buskol on March 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss! She was one very neat lady! Always so friendly and smiling. I have a picture of her and Olga laughing over something together that shows up on my computer quite often. Our prayers will be with you and your families. It is so hard to lose someone we have loved for so long.
Posted by Mary Stadlman on March 21, 2020
Was lucky to care for her and visit with her on so many occasions, what a gal, loved her Bingo, condolences to the family. God Bless her.
Posted by Jenna doorn on March 21, 2020
I was one of Erna's care givers. RiP Erna.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on March 21, 2020
I had the pleasure of getting to care for Erna at Edgewood. She was a sweetie. I loved it when Erna and the other residents of German descent, would have afternoon coffee, and NO ENGLISH was spoken during that time. They laughed alot! God Bless her
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