Virginia A. “Ginny Ma” Grutzik, 91, City Point, mother of a Stevens Point woman, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at the House of The Dove in Marshfield while under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. She had received kidney dialysis for more than six years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 9, at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Pittsville, with the Rev. Bob Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Spaulding Cemetery in City Point.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
Buchanan/Rembs Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.rembsfh.com.
Mrs. Grutzik was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Loyal, the eldest child of the late George and Leona (Schweiger) Bentzler.
She was married to John C. Grutzik Oct. 18, 1947, in Wisconsin Rapids. He died Nov. 28, 2000.
She was a member of former Martyrs Chapel Altar Society in City Point and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 153 of Pittsville.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith (Richard) Zabawa, Stevens Point, and Joan (David) Dix, City Point; two sons, James (Sarah), City Point, John “Jack” (Kathryn), Black River Falls; five brothers, Donald (Georgiane) Bentzler, Marshfield, George Bentzler, Crivitz, Edward (Donna) Bentzler, Rochester, N.H., Raymond (Darlene) Bentzler, Hartford, and Kenneth (Holly) Bentzler, New London; four sisters, Mary (Myron) Burkhardt, Henderson, Nev., Leona (Irban) Aumann and Janet Freuhbrodt, both of Marshfield, and Kathleen (Ronald) Froeba, Loyal; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.