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First Lutheran Church
Saturday August 5th, 2017

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Mabel Elizabeth Grong

Mabel E. Grong was born on October 31, 1918, in Elkton, SD, to Cornelius and Cornelia (Dubbledee) Kerkvliet. She moved with her family to a farm south of Marshall. Mabel attended school and graduated from Marshall High School. On June 20, 1942, she was united in marriage to Harold Grong. The couple owned and operated the Grong Sales Company where Mabel worked as a bookkeeper. She was a longtime member of the First Lutheran Church in Marshall and was the Financial Secretary for more than 30 years. She also served on the Lyon County Welfare Board for eight years. Mabel enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, bowling in her early years and playing bridge. Mabel died on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. She is survived by her children Nancy (and Joe) Wright of Beulah, ND, David (and Linda) Grong of Minneapolis, MN, Sharon (and John) Rode of New Brighton, MN, seven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, brother Harold Kerkvliet of Owatonna, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, five sisters, two brothers, and one granddaughter. Memorials are preferred to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund

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"Blessed are the dead in the Risen Christ Jesus; they rest from their labors and their works do follow them." Rest in peace, Mabel!

Chaplain Tom Chopp Aug 4 2017 12:32 PM

Nancy, David and Sharon Our deepest condolences go out to all of you. Aunt Mabel was always so nice to all of us Kerkvliet boy's. We have many fond memories of time spent with her at your cabin on Long Lake.

David Kerkvliet Aug 2 2017 12:31 PM

Nancy, David & Sharon, We're thinking about you knowing how difficult it is to lose a parent, no matter when it happens. Your mother was a classy, classy lady. Love, Jackie & Bob

Jackie Ferguson & Bob Young Jul 28 2017 3:01 PM

My deepest condolences to family and friends. Losing a loved one is never easy. However, the Bible offers us a wonderful hope in that we will see these precious ones again soon. John 5:28: "... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out ". Psalm 37:29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers.

Sharon Jul 28 2017 6:19 AM