SPRINGFIELD – Helen Grosboll, 91, of Springfield died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born July 4, 1918, in Lovington, Illinois, to John and Helen Kovacic Povse. She married Martin Grosboll on February 1, 1940; he preceded her in death on October 26, 1990. Her parents also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Garth) Whisnant of Tallula, IL; son, Martin (Barbara) Grosboll of Kingwood, TX; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Leo (Patricia) Povse of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Helen was a member of St. Agnes Church and St. Agnes Altar and Rosary Society. She helped operate the family business, The Martin Way Restaurant. In addition to helping the family business she ran a food cart through Hummer Manufacturing for many years.
Family will be greeting visitors from 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2010, at St. Agnes Church, with a funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Reverend Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to St. Agnes Church.
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