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Leona Mathilda Wroge

Funeral services for Leona Mathilda Wroge, 87, of Glencoe were held on Thursday, Dec. 18, from the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ron Mathison officiating.

Mrs. Wroge died on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at the long-term care unit of Glencoe Regional Health Services.

The organist was Dawn Wolter. The congregational hymns were "Just As I Am," "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."

Pallbearers were Kevin Grack, Diana Easterday, Bryan Grack, Michael Grack, Lanny Becker, Larry Becker, Lee Becker and Steve Becker. Interment was in the First Lutheran Cemetery.

Leona Mathilda Gruenhagen was born to Henry and Alma (Belter) Gruenhagen on March 5, 1916. She was baptized on March 12, 1916, at Emanuel Lutheran in Hamburg by the Rev. H.J. Bouman and later confirmed into the faith on April 13, 1930, at Emanuel Lutheran also by the Rev. Bouman. She grew up in rural Green Isle and attended Emanuel Lutheran school.

On May 9, 1937, she was united in marriage to Harold Edward Wroge at Emanuel Lutheran in Hamburg by the Rev. Bouman. The couple made their home in Bergen Township before moving to Glencoe in 1985.

Mrs. Wroge was a member of various card clubs as well as a church quilter. She enjoyed visiting with friends, going out to eat, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Arlyce (Norman) Grack of Glencoe, Elaine (Harvey) Becker of Glencoe; grandchildren, Kevin (Sharon) Grack of Glencoe, Diana (Robert) Easterday of New Jersey, Bryan Grack of Glencoe, Michael (Paulette) Grack of Cokato, Lanny (Dawn) Becker of Eden Prairie, Larry (Linda) Becker of Rochester, Lee (Carri) Becker of Eden Prairie, Steve (Michelle) Becker of Chanhassen; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ottilie Hoernemann of Glencoe, Martin (Irene) Gruenhagen of Hamburg, Marion (Herman) Templin of New Germany; sister-in-law, Cordelia Wilkens of Norwood Young America; as well as other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and an infant daughter.

Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

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