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Jo Ann Grosboll Obituary
Jo Ann Christine Grosboll was born October 6, 1946 in San Luis Obispo, California and died April 27, 2014, in Loveland, Colorado. Jo was the 3rd of 4 children born to Dr. and Mrs. A.N. Grosboll. She moved to Loveland as an infant, shortly after her father returned from WWII military service as an Army doctor in the European theatre. Grosboll Clinic was established in December, 1947, at 232 West 4th Street. The family originally lived in a back addition to the circa 1907 home, with the medical clinic located in the front of the house. Mrs. Grosboll was the original clinic nurse and book-keeper. Jo Ann attended Campion Academy for high school, attended college in California for one year, and then completed college, receiving her RN degree from Union College in Lincoln, NE, in 1967. Jo then received her Masters Degree in Public Health from Loma Linda University, and worked at that school for several years before transferring to the Department of Theatre at the University of California Riverside. She loved working with students and teachers alike. Jo returned to Loveland in 1989, where she worked briefly for several businesses before becoming office manager for her brother & sister-in-law, Ed & Karen. Jo regretfully retired in 2007 as her parents required much more of her help in their last years; Jo's task was well done and completed when her mother Jeanette passed away at age 92 in 2009 and her father A.N. passed away at age 96 in 2010. Jo maintained close relationships with many of her high school classmates and also those in her nursing class, for whom she enjoyed helping plan and organize special reunion weekends in Estes Park. She was interested in everyone, and highly valued both her lifetime friendships and the gifts of new friendships she received later in her life. She was the adored "Aunt JoJo" to her brother Ed's family, and spent her final years living just minutes from Ed & Karen's 3 children, their spouses, and their growing families. Jo spent her last week on earth at the Pathways Hospice Unit at McKee Medical Center, where she was lovingly attended by the staff and knew total peace and comfort. Their ministrations were gratefully and appreciatively accepted. Jo asked that her close family and friends celebrate her death with a "going home" party, followed by a short private internment service. Chaplain Dale Piers officiated at the service at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins, and Jo's brother Ed shared inspirational stories from her life, and funny family memories. Attendees were encouraged and blessed by their memories of Jo's love and affection for them, and by her strong faith in God as she walked confidently through her final illness and death. Jo often said that she felt like God's most loved child, as He provided miraculously for her every need. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.

Published in ReporterHerald.com on June 18, 2014
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