Thora Ann Grostad, 78, Grayling Area – McGregor died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. She was born Jan. 16, 1941 in Spirit Lake, Iowa to Wilbur Willis and Ann Margaret (Matheson) Brosh.
Thora was united in marriage to Robert Henry Grostad on Aug. 26, 1967 in Tamarack. She was a homemaker and helped Robert on the family farm. She enjoyed gardening, was a great baker and cook who made the best fried chicken and frosting. She was a member of the Silly Sisters of McGregor.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert on Jan. 2, 2004; three brothers: Vernon, Clayton and Clinton Brosh; one sister, Edith Brosh; one nephew, Brian Brosh; two nieces, Peggy Brosh and Jodi Brosh; and her parents, Wilbur and Ann Brosh.
Thora is survived by her four daughters: Christine Cox, McGregor; Cindy Horton, McGregor; Carla Gilbert, McGregor and Robin (Lance) Allen, Grand Rapids; nine grandchildren: Amy, Amanda, Alleshia, Kimberly, Andrew, Leah, Wyatt, Janessa and Hunter; 14 great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Abby, Lydia, William, Bella, Winter, Cordel, Emma, Grayson, Sabrina, Roman, Mackenzie, Zoe, Freyja; one great-great-granddaughter Kallie and another great-great- grandchild on the way; two brothers, Ivan (Mariene) Brosh, Iowa and Dennis (Linda) Brosh, Iowa; five sisters: Thelma Tiessen, McGregor; Milly (Ron) Feger, Iowa; Marilyn Baas, Minnesota; Ardell (David) Ehler, Fairmont; Sally (Donald) Appel, Aitkin; sister-in-law, Ella Brosh, Iowa and many other special relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at the McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. Pastor Todd Block will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Grayling Cemetery, McGregor Township, Aitkin County. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home and Cremation Services in McGregor. www.srtfuneral.com