Emma Grilli

Emma L. Grilli passed from this life on May 7, 2024. As per Emma’s wishes there will be no funeral service and a private burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery on a later date.

Emma was born on February 4, 1925, in High Bridge, Iowa to Ciril and Filipina Radosevich Polish. She was the youngest of 7 siblings. She graduated from Madrid High School in 1943 where she met her future husband, Carl Grilli. On February 9, 1946, they married and made their home in Madrid. She was married for 62 years. She held clerical positions at John Deere and United Mutual Insurance.

Emma is survived by her three daughters Jerilyn (Joe McDermott) of Rogers, AR; Candace (Dr. Steve Bradley) of Cascade, IA and Kris (Roger Peterson, Jr.) of Madrid, IA, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and seven siblings.

Memorial donations can be made to the Food Bank of Iowa or St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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