In memory of
Patricia R. Gronlund
Patricia R. Gronlund Patricia R. Gronlund, nee Selin, age 70; beloved wife of 50 years to Richard N. Gronlund; loving mother of David Gronlund and Derek Gronlund; dear sister of Paul (Karen) Selin; cherished aunt of Erin and Maeve Selin; fond cousin and friend to many. Patricia was born in Champaign, Illinois to Hans and Marion Selin. She graduated from Champaign High School in 1964, attended the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana and graduated in 1968 with a degree in the teaching of the German language. While in college she married her high school sweetheart, Richard Gronlund. She began her career as a German teacher in 1970 at District 99 Downers Grove South High School. Along with her regular classroom duties, she tutored student, was active in German Club activities and participated in many student trips to Europe. She achieved a Master's degree from Northern Illinois University and also became qualified to teach Spanish. Her two sons Derek (1980) and David (1985) brought her much joy. Outside of teaching, she was an avid University of Illinois sports fan and attended several events as a season ticket holder. Whether it was driving the back roads of the Midwest looking for antiques or traveling internationally. She was always planning her next adventure. Most importantly she loved relaxing at her lake home on Lake Sara near Effingham, Illinois. She experienced many happy days swimming, boating and swapping stories around the campfire with friends and family. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 18th 3:00PM to 8:00PM at Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, 4343 Main St. (1 blk. South of Ogden Ave.) Downers Grove. Interment Private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org are appreciated. 630/968-1000 or www.adamswinterfieldsullivan.com
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