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Daisy Louise Grundy, 92, died February 18, 2009 at Diamond Willow in Alexandria.

Daisy was born in Floyd County, Iowa, on May 30, 1916, to George James and Kate (Smith) Heslop, both immigrants from England. During her 1st grade year the family moved to Benton, Wisconsin where she graduated from Benton High School in 1933 as the class valedictorian.

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Following high school Daisy moved to Minneapolis where she worked as a typist for the Aetna Insurance Company and enrolled in classes at the University of Minnesota. She met her future husband, (George) Stanley Grundy, at the British Club in Minneapolis.

The couple married on June 12, 1937 and lived in Robbinsdale before moving for a short time to Montgomery, Alabama. They moved back to Minneapolis and then in 1949 settled in Austin, Minnesota where they raised their family. Stan died in 1980 and Daisy moved to Alexandria in 1996.

The family fondly remembers camping, hiking and fishing trips to her brother, Jim's, cabin. Daisy was an avid reader who also loved to research family genealogy. She enjoyed sewing, canning and traveling. Daisy traveled to England at least seven times, and made trips to Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia.

She is survived by her children, Margaret Wambeam (Russ) of Laramie, Wyoming; Jean Weness (Erlin) of Worthington; Kathleen "Katy" Mohabir of Alexandria; Robert Grundy (Vaunne) of Conifer, Colorado; and William Grundy (Judy) of Bemidji; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Daisy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, James Heslop.

Funeral services were held February 24 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alexandria with the Rev. Scott Keehn officiating. Music was provided by organist Diane Alveshere and the church choir. All of the grandchildren, Cindy Wambeam, Rodney Wambeam, Tammy Wambeam, Randy Wambeam, Jeff Weness, Kari Owens, Shari Mohabir, Devika Mohabir, Steven Mohabir, Michael Grundy, Lara Grundy, David Grundy, James Grundy, Matthew Grundy and Elizabeth Grundy served as pallbearers.

Interment services were held February 25 at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin with the Rev. Andrew Lindahl officiating.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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