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Emma Elizabeth 'Liz' Grondin

Emma Elizabeth 'Liz' Grondin

Died: Saturday, April 12, 2008
Age: 89
Emma Elizabeth “Liz” Grondin, 89, of Dryden passed away Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Lapeer County Extended Care Facility.

She was born May 10, 1918 in Riley Center the daughter of Charles W. and Mabel L. Mulholland. Due to hard times her family was forced to split and work in different towns. At the age of eight Liz was moved to Dryden to live with a family where she helped care for their children.

She met her husband Kenneth in Dryden and they were married in 1936, living in Dryden for 65 years. Together they raised 10 children.

She was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden where she was active in the Sodality group, the Dryden Vets Auxiliary and the Child Study Club. She had worked at the pool hall, as well as cleaning houses and cleaning at Champion Motor Home.

Liz was an avid reader, loved to play dice and was a hero to her many grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Rosalyn Diane (Frank) Berlinger of Loris, South Carolina, Shirley Geraldine Wentworth of Wickenburg, Arizona, Carl Jerome (Carol) Grondin of Dryden, Paul Nelson Grondin of Dryden, Joseph Bruce Grondin of Round Rock, TX, Nora Sue (Dave) Kage of Dryden, Peter Dennis (Karmen) Grondin of Farwell, Ann Marie Tosi of Jackson, Cheri Elizabeth (Gary) Parks of Dryden and Anthony Gene Grondin of Dryden; 33 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth, daughter-in-law Diane Grondin, and her siblings Marty, Duke, Frank, Mo, Hazel, Margaret, and Ann.

Funeral Mass will be said today (Wed., April 16) at 11 a.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden with Fr. Wayne Ureel officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dryden. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lapeer Co. Extended Care Facility (Suncrest).

Arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Almont.
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