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Obituary for Selma Utoft Grumstrup
Selma Utoft Grumstrup died peacefully February 17, 2007, at the United Pioneer Home in Luck, Wisconsin. She was 87 years old. Selma was born October 4, 1919, on the Henriksen Century Farm in West Denmark, Luck Township. She was the daughter of Niels Henrik and Else Marie Henriksen. Selma first attended Little Butternut Public School and the West Denmark Danish Summer School. She graduated from Luck High School in 1938 and attended Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. Following college, Selma studied nursing at Eitel Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, becoming a registered nurse in 1943. Selma is survived by her husband of 62 years, Erling Grumstrup of Luck, WI; brother Kristian Henriksen of Luck, WI; five children: Phillip Grumstrup (Birte) of Black Hawk, SD; Paul Grumstrup (Mary Lou) of Fallon, NV; Judith Grumstrup-Scott (Thomas Scott) of Woodland, CA; Karen Grumstrup of Chicago, IL; and Katherine Grumstrup (Michael Bing) of Minneapolis, MN; 7 grandsons; 4 granddaughters; and 1 great-granddaughter. Selma was preceded in death by her parents and by sisters Elin Strandskov and Anna Sandlin. Selma's full life was enriched by a dedication to family, church, and community. She expressed her love of nature through gardening, flower arranging, hiking, and camping. She was an avid reader and an accomplished seamstress. A celebration of Selma's life will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the West Denmark Lutheran Church. The family requests that memorials be made to either the West Denmark Lutheran Church or the Community Referral Agency, Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Please send memorials to Kathy Grumstrup, 2901 Benton Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55416.