Mary Grovijohn, 91, formerly of Dodge, died Friday, December 10, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point. Funeral Mass will be 11:00am on Wednesday, December 15 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge with Rev. Mark McKercher as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery with lunch following at the church hall. Visitation with family present will be Tuesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with a vigil service at 7:00pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Social distancing and the wearing of masks are encouraged at the visitation and funeral. Memorials may be made for decorations for St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Catholic Charities, or Dodge Fire and Rescue. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Mary M. Grovijohn was born on July 9, 1930 to Herman and Marie (Dueling) Fischer in Wisner. She was born on a farm south of Wisner and later moved to West Point. On May 2, 1950, Mary married Rudolph Grovijohn at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. The couple farmed near Dodge before moving to town in 1981. Mary worked at Parkview Home in Dodge.
Mary was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church where she was a rosary leader and president of the Altar Society. Mary lived at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa and was an advocate for the residents at the Villa. She loved to play cards and could be found going for a walk or tending her garden. Mary was a big fan of high school sports and the Huskers. Her faith and love of family were the pillars of her life.
Mary is survived by her sons, William (Linda) of Howells, Dennis (Julie) of Liberty, MO, and Thomas (Cherie) of Dodge; daughters, Joan (Jon) Tiemeyer of Urbandale, IA, Theresa (Richard) Bokemper DDS of Lincoln, Bonnie (Jay) Vogltance of West Point, Diane (Ron) Gentrup of Wayne, and Lois (Ken) Rolf of Elkhorn; 26 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; sister, Cecilia Sramek of Elkhorn; and brothers, John Harold Fischer of Windsor, CA and Larry Fischer of Morse Bluff. Mary is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rudy; daughter, Rita McKenzie; grandsons, Scott Grovijohn and Eric Gentrup; and brothers, Bob and Richard Fischer.