Marion J. Grupe
1924 - 2021
May 1, 1924
April 19, 2021
Marion J. Grupe, daughter of George Tikalsky and Elizabeth "Elsie" Rosinski. Born May 1, 1924 at home in the west side of Chicago. Wife and best friend of Howard for 63 1/2 years. She is now united with the Lord and Howard in heaven.

Marion did not finish high school but started working at an early age. In 1942 she worked for Crane Company. A plumbing company converted to a defense plant during the war. There she met Howard and they were married in 1947. She then worked for Encyclopedia Britannica for 11 years. From then she went to Cosmetology School and became a hairdresser. Soon after Howard went to school and became a hair dresser. They worked in their own Beauty Shop in Wheaton for over 30 years.

They had two loving devoted children. A daughter, Gay R. Grupe of Wheaton and son Tracy A. (Durell Shellhamer) Grupe of Breinigsville, PA.

Marion loved to cook and bake and she was a die hard Cubs fan. She loved to watch all the games. She and Howard enjoyed going to the casinos, they loved the slots. Win or lose, it was a fun day.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas (Nancy) Tikalsky; sister, LaVerne (Norfe) Borsellino; sister Shirley (Richard) Gonzalez; a brother-in-law Wilbur "Bud" Ahlgrim; a sister-in-law Elaine Ahlgrim.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL 60187 where a service will take place on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 4335 Carlton Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187, or West Suburban Humane Society, a no kill shelter, 1901 West Ogden Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515.

For more information call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 22, 2021.
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I have fond memories of Auntie Marion. When I was a little girl she would let me play with her costume jewelry. She would lead me to her bedroom and open her dresser drawer and I would organize all of the pieces by matching the earrings with the necklaces. That was so much fun. I´d be in there for an hour or more. It kept me well entertained. I also remember vacations and weekend trips to Bangs Lake in Wauconda, Illinois where she and Uncle Howard owned a summer cottage. We´d swim in the lake and play croquet on the lawn. I remember having toast for breakfast each morning. To this day the smell of bread toasting takes me back to those Summer visits.
Susan Borsellino Iaccino
April 24, 2021
My deepest condolences go out to the family
James Lomanto
April 23, 2021
My prayers go out to the family
April 22, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Hultgren Family and Staff
April 22, 2021