May 1, 2014


Letha Edith Grundmeier, 85, of Carroll passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht officiating. Organist for the service will be Tammi Biggerstaff. Casket bearers will be Dave Peters, Steve O'Tool, George Ott and Denis Schirck. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Saturday when visitation will resume. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Born July 14, 1928, in Carroll, she was a daughter of Hugo and Anna (Mergele) Grundmeier. She was baptized on May 19, 1935, by the Rev. Albert J. Mueller and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on March 29, 1942, by the Rev. A.O. Bleeke. Letha was raised in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1946. She was employed by Heider Manufacturing for one year after graduation. She then worked for Carroll County for 43 years, 10 years as an assistant to the County Director of Relief and 30 three years as Deputy County Auditor, retiring in July 1990.

Letha was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll all of her life. She served as secretary to the Church Council and as a member of the board of education and the finance board. She was a member of the Lutheran Women's Guild and Lydia Circle. She served as reporter and historian for the guild for 10 years. Letha had been a member of the Thursday afternoon Bible class, the Sunday morning Bible class and Life Light Bible class. She enjoyed reading, counted cross stitching, golfing, following the Iowa Hawkeyes, and following professional golf. She especially enjoyed the company of her little Chihuahua "Kookie" for 16 years.

Letha is survived by her sister Marie Dion of Carroll; two sisters-in-law: Pat Grundmeier of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Dorothy Knudson of Manning; and several nieces and nephews.

Letha was preceded in death by her parents; twin sisters in infancy; and four brothers: Ralph, Harold "Stub," Orren and the Rev. Russell.