Pearl M. Grosskreutz, 95, of Whitewater and previously of Palmyra, passed away on April 24, 2020, at Fairhaven Retirement Community of Whitewater.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1924, in Palmyra, the daughter of Lawrence “Tink” and Mary (Holm) Carpenter. She married Edmund Grosskreutz on Oct. 9, 1945, in Fort Atkinson, and the two would go on to enjoy 58 years of marriage together until Edmund’s death in 2004. Pearl was a fixture at the Palmyra Pharmacy for many years and spent most of her life in Palmyra until health issues preceded her move to Fairhaven. She will be dearly missed by those she leaves behind.

She is survived by her sons, Harry (Lauren) McGavran of White Rock, New Mexico, and Edmund (Sandra) Grosskreutz Jr. of Whitewater, and her daughter Galen (John) Schilling of Palmyra. She is also survived by four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund; a sister, Laura; brothers, Otto, Alvin, Charles, Richard and John and her half-sisters, Jenny and Celia.

Pearl will be laid to rest next to her husband in Hillside Cemetery of Palmyra. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Palmyra & Eagle is serving the family.



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