Mary Ellen (Grue) Iverson

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:23 pm

Mary Ellen (Grue) Iverson passed away Sept. 29, 2017, at the age of 85. Funeral services were conducted in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Burial is in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery in Rosholt, Wis. Memorials may be given to the Iverson Scholarship at Luther College, Decorah, or to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Pallbearers will be grandsons Stephen Garrison, Nathan Iverson, Ben Iverson, Zach Iverson, Erik Iverson, Francesco Finali and Giacomo Finali. The online obituary, guestbook, and memorial tribute are available at

She was born in Webster, S.D. Oct. 15, 1931, the only child of Clarence and Charlotte (Schilling) Grue. She was a graduate of Luther College, Decorah, with a master’s degree from State University of New York in Potsdam, N.Y. Her husband of 54 years, Vernon C. Iverson, died in 2005. She moved to Hot Springs in 2006 and was a member of Women’s Welcome Club, P.E.O. Chapter DD, several bridge groups, Garland County Republican Women and was an ESL tutor. At Prince of Peace Lutheran Church she served as an assisting minister and lector.

She is survived by four children: Mark (Kathleen), Hamburg, Ark., Paul (Barbara), Warner, N.H., Ruth (L.M.) Jester, Atlanta, Texas and Annemarie Iverson, New York City; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Iverson of Eau Claire, Wis.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother in law, Sherman Iverson.

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