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Elmer M. Grabau


Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Elmer M. Grabau, age 89, of Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday evening, May 11, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Elmer was born January 16, 1925, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County, the son of Adolph and Anna (Groth) Grabau. He attended country school. He farmed in Forestville Township until his marriage to Leona Bjortomt on April 15, 1947, in Wykoff. The couple continued to farm in Forestville Township and then Carimona Township until they retired and moved to Wykoff. Since then he had worked at Gehling Auction in Preston, Minn. Leona died July 15, 2005.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff and the Golden Guernsey Assoc. He was an avid deer hunter, fisherman, card player and was a custom combiner.

Elmer is survived by six children, Larry and special friend, Sue, of Silver Bay, Dennis and special friend Carol of Lime Springs, Iowa, Terry (Joann) of Chisago City, Rose (Rick) Purvis of Reads Landing, Dan (Deb) of Wykoff and Tim of Wykoff; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one sister, Eunice Thompson of Spring Valley; and three brothers, Raymond (Mildred) Grabau of Wykoff, Curtis Grabau of Rochester and Lynden “Butch” (Helen) Grabau of Austin; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Grabau of Spring Valley and Ruth Grabau of Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife; granddaughter, Tonya Grabau; five brothers; and one sister.

The funeral was at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with Rev. Kay Wold officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.

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