Grace E. Ziems, age 90 years, of Elroy, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro.
She was born on April 19, 1929 to Russell and Charlotte (Astle) Gilbert in Momence, Illinois. She graduated from the Momence High School.
Grace was united in marriage to Melvin Ziems on January 17, 1948 in Momence. They farmed at Beecher, Illinois and lived in Momence prior to moving to their farm near Elroy in 1960. He preceded her in death on November 18, 2011.
Grace had worked at Spring Valley Golf Course and Supper Club, Ray-O-Vac, Schulz’s Dime Store and for 18 years in the cafeteria operation at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Elroy.
Survivors include her children, Kenneth (Cheri) of Tucson, Arizona, Vicki (Larry) Gower of Lakeland, Florida, Michael (Marta) Ziems of Tomah and Steven (Tammy) Ziems of Elroy; grandchildren, Stacy Ziems, Christopher Ziems, Michelle Soerens, Curtis Ziems, Nicklaus Ziems, Wendy Tibbetts, Abigail Wojahn, Curt Backeberg and Lauralee Ziems and ten Great Grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Melvin; she was preceded in death by her Parents; brother, Edward Gilbert and sister, Shirley Tedford.
Memorial Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Grace were scheduled to be on her birthday, Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the United Methodist Church in Elroy, with Rev. Dr. Wesley Jacob officiating, but with public gathering rules in place, there will be a family service.
The Picha Funeral Home in Elroy is assisting with arrangements.