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Lorraine L. (Blakeslee) Grover

January 18, 1927 ~ April 6, 2021 (age 94)


Lorraine L.  Grover

January 18, 1927 – April 6, 2021


  Lorriane L. Grover, age 94, formerly of Ironton, died peacefully in her sleep the morning of April 6, 2021.  While many have recently described Lorraine Grover as a “Good Woman”, it might be a little more accurate to say that she was a woman who represented a lot of good. Lorraine was a memorable figure of the town she lived for most of her life, Ironton. She partnered with her mother to operate the Ironton Store, was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, cultivated a wide circle of friends, and supported her extended family through joys and challenges alike. She experienced great satisfaction in her career as a cook at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center from 1971-1998 and she apparently baby-sat for half of Sauk County. She had a wicked sweet tooth, an unexpected love of brightly colored clothes and interiors, and an almost entirely purple garden. She loved long road trips filled with flowers, local diners, bird songs, and her family. Lorraine knew how to love - with an easy smile, a comfortable chair, a big hug, and fried pork chops and gravy.  


  Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents: George and Lydia (Atkinson) Blakeslee as well as her brothers: Donald, Bliss, Floyd, and Robert. She is survived by her son: Dennis Grover (Pamela Grover); grandchildren: Ryan Grover (William Donnelly), Liza Grover, and Christa Burns; great-grandchildren: Christian Beatty (Amanda Anderson), Kayla Burns, and Brooklyn Burns; great-great grandchild: Gabriella Beatty and her sister-in-law: Muriel Blakeslee..


  Lorraine will be buried in a simple graveside service at Resting Green Cemetery, east of Ironton on Cemetery Road at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Meals on Wheels program at the Cornerstone Church on Ableman Road in Reedsburg.

  The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.


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Graveside Service
April 27, 2021

10:00 AM
Resting Green Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Ironton, WI 53941

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