In Memory of

Nona J. Grohe

January 4, 1936 - July 22, 2021
From: Aurelia, IA

Nona J. Grohe, the daughter of Richard and Hazel Peterson was born on January 4, 1936 at home in Aurelia, IA during a blizzard.  She attended school in Aurelia and Cherokee, IA. 

 On March 5, 1952, Nona was united in marriage to Gordon Grohe at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, IA.    To this union, three children were born, Susan, Michael and Kelli. 

 Nona worked at Hopes Fashion Farm for 14 years and then Jean’s Boutique.  Nona and Gordon owned and operated Gordy’s Hamburger Shops in Cherokee and Aurelia for many years.  She cherished her Schnauzers and Yorkie dogs over the years.  She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed reading, walking, shopping, golfing and watching all of her grandchildren’s activities.  Nona was always available for her children and grandchildren by text or phone.

 On July 22, 2021, Nona passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home at the age of 85.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gordy; son, Mike and grandson, Wesly Grohe; sister Bonnie Pope and husband Leonard, brother Don Peterson and wife Charlene.

 Nona is survived by her children, Sue Roberts of Aurelia, Kelli Hirschman (Steve) of Aurelia; brother Jon (Rhonda) Peterson of Cherokee; brother-in-law Ron Grohe and family of Des Moines; Grandchildren: Stacy (Mike) McGee of Cherokee, Adam (Dawn) Roberts of Marcus, Christi Grohe of Des Moines, Toby Grohe of Des Moines, Taylor Grohe of Cedar Falls, Kati (Brian) Goman of Ames, Amy Lewis & fiancée Lyle Schumann of Cherokee, Nick Hirschman of Des Moines; Great-Grandchildren: Breanna (Sergio) Gochez, Emilee McGee and fiancée Jaime Lasher all of Ankeny, Kaleb McGee of Cherokee, Sydney (Jess) Kunzweiler of LeMars, Jocee, Mason, and Mia Roberts of Marcus, Izik Tate and Gage of Des Moines, Parker Grohe of Cherokee, Devontez Grohe of Waterloo, Coy and Bryn Lewis of Cherokee, and Ella and Duke Gorman of Ames; Great-Great Grandchildren Everleigh Kunzweiler of LeMars; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and all of her wonderful friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa.
Pastor Jean Morse
Public visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"How Great Thou Art" 
by Mark Casey

"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"On Eagle's Wings"
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“Our sympathies to you all at this sad time, prayers for peace.
Linette & Russ Ostermann”
- Linette Ostermann
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“I an so sorry for Nona's passing and my sympathies to you all, Sue, Kellie and families. She was a grand lady and will be missed. Cherish all your wonderful memories. she is always with you in your hearts.”
- Loreen E Moneypenny
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“Roger and I were saddened to hear of Nonas passing. My mom really depended on Gordy to fix things for her around the house. I know you were neighbors for awhile as were Kelli and family. Nona always brightened her day when she stopped to visit and always brought the best homemade treats for her to eat. Nona was always so friendly and I am sure you will all miss her very much. Blessings to you all.
Roger and Jolene Jacob”
- Roger and Jolene Jacob
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“Christi and family- our sincere condolences on the loss of your Nona. Wishing you all peace in the days to come.”
- Steven and Alecia Regennitter
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“i am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you GOD BLESS , BETTY STAVER”
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“You will be missed nona. Give all my love up there. And I’ll keep close to christi, I know she’s gonna so miss you ♥️ To all the family, you all have my deepest sympathy for your loss”
- Michele Boomgaarden
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
“Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you”
- Paulette Kroll
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:25 PM
“Dear Kelli, Sue and family, i was so sorry to hear about Nona's death. She was a dear friend an d I have so many happy memories of our time together in Aurelia. Her kids and grandkids were her world and I know you will all miss her terribly. May your wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time, as well as the knowledge that she rests with our Heavenly Father. Sending you all love and hugs.....Karen and Gary Schramm”
- Karen Schramm
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:25 PM
“She was an awesome lady. She was so caring and she was there for anyone. She was always so positive and always had a smile on her face. Thinking of her family. ”
- Cindy Rowland
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:25 PM
“We was so sorry to hear about Nona's passing. Nona was a great lady.
- Dar and Barb Evans
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:25 PM
“Our prayers are with you as you move through this difficult time. Nona always shared her love through her hugs and words. Missed seeing you while I was in Sioux City the past 20 months. Know that I continue to keep you in my prayers. Gather strength through others who reach out to you. Love you. ”
- Pastor Jane and Presley Johnston
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“To all of our Iowa Family, we are so sorry for your loss, sending Thoughts & Prayers during this difficult time.
Jason & Jill (Newton) Kaemmerling”
- Jason & Jill (Newton) Kaemmerling
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“Sue and Kelly So saddened to hear of Nonas passing. What a wonderful; sweet loving woman. Many Many memories of her in our younger years May she rest in peace with her beloved Gordy and Mike.”
- Lauren Bakker
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the family of one great friend and person, lovely lady, co worker.”
- Marcy Blankenbaker
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“Heartbroken a nd sorry for your loss”
- Pam and randy peterson and family
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. ”
- Ted & Mary Cline
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“My condolences to the Grohe family. I believe that my parents have known Nona and Gordon for most of my life. Nona graduated graduated with my Aunt Donna Sturgeon. They would stop and visit every time they saw each other. They would catch up with Aunt Donna and our family.”
- Pam Sturgeon
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