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Joan Marie Mullin Grondahl

Joan Marie Mullin Grondahl Joan Marie Mullin Grondahl, age 87, of Manhattan. Kansas and former longtime resident of Pennsylvania, died Sunday afternoon, March 11, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

She was born on June 14, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Elmer and Anne (Donnelly) Wallace.

On June 25, 1954, she was united in marriage to Charles Joseph Mullin, in Philadelphia, PA. They shared many wonderful years together until his untimely death in 1976. In 1990, she was united in marriage to Albert Grondahl, in Sylvan Lake, MI. They enjoyed ten years together before his death in 2010. Also preceding her in death are four sisters: Nancy McCay, Irma Bowman, Mary Bowman, Margaret Bielesch and an infant brother: John Wallace.

Joan worked in retail sales, and upon her marriage to Charles and starting a family she became a wonderful and loving homemaker. She later became a Teacher Aide in the Bensalem, PA school district, a position she held until her retirement.

A deeply religious person, Joan was a longtime member of the Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bensalem, PA, and upon moving to Manhattan, Kansas eight years ago became a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Outside of her church memberships she was a Passport member at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.

In addition to her memberships she held numerous outside interests. Her artistic talent was expressed through her beautiful paintings and ceramic works of art. Joan also enjoyed crocheting, antiquing, traveling and was an avid card player, especially 7 Hand Rummy. Paramount to everything was her love for family. Coming from a close family she always cherished the time spent together and in later years held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by three children: JoAnn M. Henry (Harold), Manhattan, KS; John F. Mullin (Tracey), Kaunakakai, HI; and Charles J. Mullin, Jr., of York, PA. Also surviving is her sister: Rita Hamilton, of Morristown, NJ; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. A Vigil Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Father Frank Coady presiding.

Additional services will be held at a later date in her home state of Pennsylvania.

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Memorials have been established for the Good Shepherd Hospice House, the American Cancer Society and for the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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