Grollimund, Velma M., Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Luther Manor of Saginaw with her family by her side. She was 88 years old. Velma M. Iteen was born on June 4, 1925 in Flint, Michigan to the late Chester and Myrtle (Bearinger) Iteen. She married the love of her life, John T. Grollimund on April 29th, 1945 in Pueblo, Colorado. He preceded her in death on February 9, 2009. Velma graduated from Flint Central High School in 1943 where she enjoyed playing the saxophone for the high school band. During the early years of WWII, she worked in a factory at AC Spark Plug Electric where she helped to build airplanes and test fired machine guns. Later Velma was trained as an OBGYN nurse. After raising her children, she was employed by Citizens Bank as a teller for 10 years. Velma enjoyed playing cards and was a member of a bridge club for many years. At Christmas time she loved to bake and would make as many as 20 different types of cookies to share with family, friends and neighbors. Velma will be remembered as an excellent homemaker and loving mother. Left to cherish her memory are two sons and two daughters: Judie (Jim) Frey of Ennis, MT, John (Nancy) Grollimund of Brant, Jay (Dora) Grollimund of Raleigh, NC, and Janet (Mike) Fenton of Mt. Pleasant, MI; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a brother, George (Elsie) Iteen of CA; two special nieces: Julie (Paul) Maxwell, Jill (Dr. Larry) Loewen; and a special relative, Ciarence Maxwell. She was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Bowden. Funeral Services will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 4790 Gratiot Road. Rev. Kathryn S. Snedeker will officiate. Burial will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint, MI. Friends are welcome to visit at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and on Sunday at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hospice of Michigan. Please share your thoughts and memories at the church, funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.