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Ilah Mae Grote

Funeral services for Ilah Mae Grote of Morris, MN will be held Monday, March 22, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Federated Church in Morris. Reverend Hilda Parks will be officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 21 from 4 to 6 PM at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

Ilah Mae LaSage, daughter of Arthur and Hazel (White) LeSage, was born December 9, 1910 in Scott Township in Stevens County, Minnesota. She attended school and graduated from Alberta High School where she played basketball. On November 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Leo Grote. To this union one daughter was born. Ilah worked as an egg handler at Benson Produce and later began working in the kitchen at the Stevens County Memorial Hospital. The couple started farming in Framnas Township and later moved to Darnen Township. In 1961, they moved to Morris. Leo died in January of 1977. Ilah has continued to live in Morris since that time.

She was a member of Federated Church in Morris, where she belonged to the ladies aide. She enjoyed babysitting, going out for coffee with her friends and spending time with her family.

Ilah died on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at West Wind Village in Morris, MN, having lived to reach the age of 99 years.

She is survived by one daughter: Charlene (Elroy) Meyer of Lewis Center, OH; two grandchildren: Jason (Gwen) Meyer of Clintonville, OH and Chad (Tara) Meyer of Galena, OH; three great-grandchildren: Colin, Elise and Addison Meyer; one brother: Arthur LeSage of Duluth; special niece: Gloria (Chet) Larson of Donnelly and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and one sister: Gladys Satter.

Pallbearers for the service are: Jason Meyer, Chad Meyer, Chuck Larson, Chet Larson, Jane Hausia, Cindy Casselton and Jack Satter. Cheryl Rempel will serve as organist for the service. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Federated Church in Morris.

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