Mary Ellen (Grue) Iverson, 1952

Winter 2018 (January 13, 2018)

Mary Ellen (Grue) Iverson passed away Sept. 29, 2017, at the age of 85.

She was born in Webster, S.D., on Oct. 15, 1931, the only child of Clarence and Charlotte (Schilling) Grue ‘47.

She was a graduate of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, with a master’s degree from State University of New York in Potsdam, N.Y.

Her husband of 54 years, Vernon C. Iverson ‘50, died in 2005.

She moved to Hot Springs in 2006 and was a member of Women's Welcome Club, P.E.O. Chapter DD, several bridge groups, Garland County Republican Women and was an ESL tutor. At Prince of Peace Lutheran Church she served as an Assisting Minister and Lector. 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Sherman Iverson.

She is survived by four children: Mark Iverson ’75 (Kathleen), Hamburg, Ark., Paul (Barbara), Warner, N.H., Ruth (L.M.) Jester, Atlanta, Texas, and Annemarie Iverson, New York City, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Evelyn Iverson of Eau Claire, Wis.

Funeral services were conducted in Hot Springs, Ark. Burial was in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery in Rosholt, Wis.

Memorials may be given to the Iverson Scholarship at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, or to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Stephen Garrison, Nathan Iverson, Ben Iverson, Zach Iverson, Erik Iverson, Francesco Finali, and Giacomo Finali.

The online obituary, guestbook, and memorial tribute are available at


Mary Ellen (Grue) Iverson