Jeanine B. Groskreutz, 57
Elysian – Jeanine Brenda Groskreutz, age 57, of Elysian, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family prefers memorials to Spastic Paraplegia Research at the Mayo clinic in Rochester. Please leave online condolences at www.brussheitner.com. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements.
Jeanine Brenda was born March 28, 1961 in Blue Earth, the daughter of Thomas and Doris (Reeding) Gaard. She was united in marriage to Russell Groskreutz Sept. 18, 1982 in Blue Earth. The couple later divorced. Jeanine attended K-12 in Blue Earth, graduating in 1979 and continued her education in Mankato, at the technical school. Most recently Jeanine lived at Elm Homes in Elysian, where she had many friends on staff. She enjoyed watching movies, Vikings football and game shows. Jeanine retired from MRCI earlier this year.
Jeanne is survived by her brother, Brian (Ruthann) Gaard, of Alden; sister, Pamela (Robert) Perata, of Vallejo, California; aunt, Ron Gaard, of Anchorage, Alaska; nieces: Kimberly (Darrin) Dylla, of Hastings, Karen (Keith) Liddell, of Brookfield, Illinois, and Jaclyn (Terry) Forsberg, of Brainerd; five great nieces and two great nephews along with many cousins.
She was preceded in death by parents; sister, Debra Gaard; aunt, Vivian (Reeding) Piotter; aunts and uncles: Audrey and Ralph Roforth, Anne and Wally Newman, LaDonna and Arch McDonald, Ruth and Jack Armstrong, Mavis Roforth, Arthur and Dorothy Gaard, and Donald Gaard.