Grace Arlene Hermanson, Janesville, WI (1938-2013)
September 5, 1938 - December 8, 2013
Grace Arlene Hermanson, 75, of Janesville, WI, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Manor, Footville, WI. She was born on Sept. 5, 1938, in Barnum, WI, the daughter of Sidney and Pearl (Kihne) Drake. Grace graduated from Gays Mills High School in 1956. She married Gabriel Hermanson on Dec. 29, 1956, in her parent’s home located in Bell Center, WI. Grace loved reading, working jig saw puzzles, playing pool, bowling, and socializing with friends at the local pubs. She was a homemaker in her early years, babysitting for many children. Grace’s favorite job was working for the Beloit Hospital Café. She was also an Elvis Presley fan.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Gabriel Hermanson; four children: Vicky (Steve) Gouldthorp of Sun Prairie, WI, Bud Hermanson of Beloit, WI, Tina Hermanson of Afton, WI, and Michael (Amy) Hermanson of Afton, WI; five grandchildren: Jason Schultz, Nichole Schultz, Cody (Mandy) Hermanson, Caleb Hermanson, and Michael (Jacquie) Gouldthorp; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Dobson, Starr (Doug) Meyer and Frances Drake; one brother, Floyd (Marcy) Drake; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Stephen; parents; brothers, Arthur and Wayne Drake; and sister, Dorothy Schwehr.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the AFTON COMMUNITY CHURCH, 5126 Jefferson Rd, Afton, WI, 53501, with Pastor Philip Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Afton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the DALEY MURPHY WISCH & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2355 Cranston Rd. Beloit, WI.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com.