Obituary: Laverna J. 'Lala' Grommes

Laverna J. “Lala” Grommes, 87, May 7, 1925 - Feb. 15, 2013.

Information provided by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home:

Laverna J. “Lala” Grommes, age 87, of Hinckley, IL formerly of Kaneville passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 7, 1925 in Kaneville the daughter of Fred and Gertrude (Grimm) Krieghbaum.

Laverna was united in marriage on Jan.  1951 in Aurora to Robert J.”Bob” Grommes and they spent 56 wonderful years together until his passing on Feb. 17, 2007. She spent her life being a farmer’s wife. Lala shared her passion for baking and doing crafts with both of her children, her four grandchildren and her eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Grommes enjoyed collecting bell’s throughout the years. Laverna and Bob attended many conventions over the years as they collected flat irons also. They loved to travel and spent many of winters in Arizona. Lala will be greatly missed by all the hearts she touched.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Jackie Birdwell and Sharon Zinzer and the Unity Hospice of Western Illinois. Also for her nurse Dawn and CNA Kristen that took care of her till the end. But most of all an extra special thanks to her son who stayed by her side.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Wheelhouse of Garland, Texas; her son, John (Ruby) Grommes of Hinckley; her grandchildren, Edward (Cindy) Wheelhouse of Garland, Texas, Joseph (Tara) Grommes of Hinckley, Sena Wheelhouse of Texas, and Jennie (Matt) Butler of Hinckley; her eight great grandchildren, Austin, Gracie, Cole, Maddie, Shayla, Hailey, Jacob, and Charlotte; her sister Berdena (Roy) Sorensen of Hinckley and brother, Delmar Krieghbaum of Sugar Grove; as well as several nieces and nephews; and also extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Grommes; one brother Emmet Krieghbaum and sisters, Vivian Krieghbaum and Betty Radovich.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at the Hinckley First United Methodist Church, 801 North Sycamore Street in Hinckley. Interment will be held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora.

Memorials may be directed to the Hinckley First United Methodist Church.

Friends may visit from 4 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 East Garfield Street in Waterman.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or 815-264-3362.


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