Monday, November 10, 2014


NAME OF DECEASED: Elizabeth Marie “Betty” (Grinker) Gall AGE: 77
ADDRESS: Colby, Wisconsin
PLACE & DATE OF DEATH: Geneva Lake Manor Nursing Home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on Thursday, November 6, 2014
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin
INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Township of Little Black
VISITATION: 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
DATE OF BIRTH: February 5, 1937 in Dorchester, WI
EDUCATION: Lawndale Grade School, Town of Little Black and was a 1955 graduate of Medford High School
MARRIAGE: July 7, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville, to Marvin John Gall, who preceded her in death on June 5, 2007
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she moved to Milwaukee where she worked in the business office of Gimbles. When her girls were growing up, Betty volunteered as the school nurse aide and at other class activities. She later worked at Allen-Bradley in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she retired after 25 years. She and her husband moved from Milwaukee to Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and in 1991 they returned to her family’s homestead farm in Dorchester, Wisconsin. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, reading, bowling, her Catholic faith and praying the rosary every day.
MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Red Hat Society, Lions Club
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Kathy (Bill) Lone, Karen Balestraci and Mary (Paul) Dziennik
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Dorothy Grinker John Grinker, George (JoAnne) Grinker, Donald (Elizabeth) Grinker, Patricia (Alden) Hamm, Joyce Grinker, Kathy Owen, Joseph (Sandy) Grinker and Richard (Jackie) Grinker, 6 Gall Brother and Sister in Laws.
BROTHERS DECEASED: Robert, William and Thomas
DECEASED FATHER: Charles Grinker DECEASED MOTHER: Clara (nee Peissig) Grinker
ALSO PRECEDED BY: 1 Brother in Law, 1 Sister in Law
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Masses at a church or the donor’s choice. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements. For on-line condolences, please visit