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Ellen Gritters

July 6, 1921 March 25, 2020
Ellen Gritters
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Miss Ellen Gritters, age 98, of Hull, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a private family graveside service on Friday, March 27, at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. The Rev. Carl Klompien will officiate.

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Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Ellen was born on July 6, 1921, in Perkins, the daughter of John Egbert and Bessie (Vander Berg) Gritters. She was raised on her family’s farm and attended the Sheridan #4 Country School.

In her early twenties, she moved to Sioux Center, where she worked for the Sieperda’s and at the Co-op, processing chickens. She worked for thirteen years grading eggs, and seventeen years working at Peter’s Grocery, until they closed. She then began working at the Farm and Home Center in Sioux Center until she retired.

Ellen was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center. She enjoyed gardening and making pigs in the blanket for Christian education fundraising.

In July of 2018, she became a resident at the Pleasant Acres Care Center.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Geri Gritters, of Hull; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Wesselink; and a brother, John E. Gritters.

Memorials may be directed to an organization that helps children in need.

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Cemetery Details


Hope Cemetery Final Resting Place

N Hayes Ave
Hull, IA 51239

N Hayes Ave Hull 51239 IA
United States

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