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Eda Grothen

August 9, 1931 — July 26, 2019

Hastings resident, Eda Grothen, 87 passed away, Friday, July 26, 2019 at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare, Hastings, NE.

Services will be Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10 am at the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in care of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family from,

A memorial will be established in Eda’s name at a later date.

Eda was born August 9, 1931 to Paul L. and Eda (Yingling) Baker in Red Cloud, NE. She graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1949 then attended business college in Omaha. She married William J. Rank on March 19, 1951 in Smith Center, KS, to this union 5 children were born. They lived in Red Cloud until 1952 when they moved to Hastings. In 1970 they divorced. Eda did secretarial work in the Welfare office in Red Cloud and Hastings. She worked at the Navel Ammunition Depot and Hastings Regional Center. She married Carl F. Grothen on June 1971 and they moved to South Sioux City, NE, Carl passed away February 22, 1993. Eda and her husband worked with the Pictorial Church Directories and began work at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2492 in May 1975 in South Sioux City. Eda did secretarial work until she was 83.

Eda was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud and Hastings, then transferring to Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #2492 and the Royal Neighbors of America.

Eda enjoyed bingo, fishing and watching Husker football.

She is survived by her five children, Barbara (Dennis) Adler of Hastings, Elaine Warren of Windsor, CA, Marian Turner of Sioux City, IA, Roger Rank of Hastings and Wilma Todd of Hastings, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl, 2 brothers, Robert Baker and Malcolm Baker and one great grandson, Michael Turner.

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