Mary Louise Grenert, 88, a Tyner resident for over fifty years and a former resident of Shady Rest, died of natural causes, at 7:50 a.m. at Pilgrim Manor on Sunday, January 16, 2000. She had been a two-year resident of Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, 222 Parkview Drive, Plymouth.
Louise was born on September 23, 1911, in Buda, Illinois. She was the daughter of James and Minnie Foster. She graduated from Tyner High School with the class of 1931.
On October 17, 1931, in Marshall County, Louise and Claude R. Grenert were married. Claude died on May 19, 1986.
For many years, she was a sales clerk in Sloan’s Dress Shoppe in Plymouth and later she worked at the South Bend K-Mart.
A prize-winning 4-H contest cook, no one ever left her home hungry. She loved flower gardening and enjoyed a good shopping trip. She and Claude traveled extensively throughout their life together.
A farmer all of her life, Louise was a Farm Bureau member and a women’s leader in the organization. She was also a member of the Pine Creek Friends and Neighbors Club.
A member of the Tyner United Methodist Church for most of her lifetime, she belonged to the United Methodist Women, served as a Trustee and was on the Board of Directors for eight years.
Louise is survived by her two sons and their families. They are her son and daughter-in-law, DeVon and Linda Grenert, granddaughter, Evonne and Tracy Cooper, all of Troy, Ohio, and grandsons, Tim and Lee Grenert of Fremont, Ohio and Eric and Arlette Grenert, Oxford, Ohio.
Her son Terry and Jo Anne Grenert of Deltona, Florida, survive along with three granddaughters: Christina and James Bocko, Wyatt, Ind., Sherri and James Hack, Longwood, Florida and Tamara and Bob Ledford, Cassleberry, Florida.
Fifteen great-grandchildren also survive.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse and William Foster, a brother.
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, January 18, 2000 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, Ind., and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
The Rev. Dave Inskeep, pastor of the Tyner United Methodist Church will officiate at the funeral services in the church on Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at 11 a.m.
Interment will be in the Center-Polk Cemetery, Highway 6 West, LaPaz.
Memorial gifts in Louise’s memory may be made to the Tyner Methodist Church.