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Ardelle C. Grosse

Ardelle C. Grosse, nee Ritzel, 98, of Waterloo, IL, died September 21, 2020, in Waterloo, IL. She was born November 5, 1921, in Waterloo, IL.

She is survived by her children Nyla (James) Hensley and Kurt R. Grosse; grandchildren William Charles (Sarah) Grosse, Michelle (Kenneth) Stark, Kyle Grosse, James (Mary) Hensley, & Kathryn Michaelis, 7 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband William Grosse Jr.; son Dr. William III (Mary Beth) Grosse; grandson William Michael Grosse; parents Levi Carl & Theresa Henrietta (nee Stumpf) Ritzel; and step-sisters Edna Arnin and Emma Krause.

Ardelle was a member of the Eastern Star Queen City #697, Al Sihah #29 Daughter of the Nile.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Shriner's Hospital

Private services will be held.

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Ardelle was a lovely lady who was a giving person. She shared her talent of embroidery by providing quilt blocks for Eastern Star raffles. Her sisters and brothers of Queen City will miss her dearly, especially on the parade route.

Abbey Croissant Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Wonderful memories of Grandma - the large Christmas Eve celebrations, all of the wonderful cooking. We will miss her!

Jamie, Mary, Connor, and Emily Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ardelle Grosse

Michael Nimietz Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Nyla, Kurt and all the family, Even though your mother was blessed with a long life, it is always difficult to part with a loved one. I was just thinking about my years in Jobs Daughters this morning, when I posted a cello solo on Facebook...Nearer My God To Thee....a song we sang as we formed the cross at Eastern Star graveside services. Your mother was so kind to pick me up at my house in Waterloo and take me to the Jobs Daughters meetings in Columbia. May Gods peace, love, and comfort surround you as well as beautiful memories of your loved one. Sharon (Nottmeier) Arnold, Spokane WA.

Sharon (Nottmeier) Arnold Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

Grandma -
I will miss your kindness, spunk, and love of cooking. You have left me with fond memories of what a grandmother should be. I will carry with me the cookbook you made in 1998, which was dedicated to Grandma Great when she was 103 years old. While the ingredients are not always measured with accuracy (you had to remake them all to write them down), the recipe is from the heart and I will make them for years to come to cherish your memory.

Kathryn Michaelis Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM