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Della Darlene Grindberg

February 16, 1935 — March 1, 2020

Della Darlene Grindberg, 85, a lifelong Sioux City resident, died on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Della’s funeral will take place on Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m., Morningside Lutheran Church, 700 South Martha Street. Pastor David Grindberg and Pastor Tom LoVan will officiate. Interment in Graceland Park Cemetery will follow the worship service.

Morningside Lutheran will host the visitation, which will take place one hour before the funeral (9:30-10:30 a.m.).

Della was born Feb. 16, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa to Daniel and Irma (Phillips) Blades. She grew up in Sioux City and was a 1953 Central High School graduate. On February 16, 1957 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Della married Carleton Grindberg. The couple had two children, David and Douglas. Della worked for Fishgall’s, a women's clothing store, as a buyer and a sales associate. She later became a realtor for HomeLand Realty and United Real Estate Solutions. During her real estate career, Della received numerous production and service awards. Among her colleagues, Della was known as a zealous advocate for her real estate clients.

She was an active member of Morningside Lutheran Church, the Red Hat Society, and Vasa, a Swedish-American cultural organization.

Survivors include her husband, Carleton of Sioux City, two sons: David (Jill) Grindberg of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Douglas (Teddi) Grindberg of Saint Paul, Minnesota, nine grandchildren: Jacob (Caitlin) Grindberg, Erin Grindberg, Christian (Ashley) Grindberg, Karine (Jared) Feddersen, Kjerstin (Calvin) Brandt, Karianna Grindberg, Nathan Reeder, Harrison (Kezia) Reeder, and Graham (Brenda) Reeder, two sisters: Peggy Cohen of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Vina Wensel of Aurora, Colorado, eleven great-grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Della is preceded in death by her parents, one brother: Kenneth Blades, and four sisters: Rose Pedersen, Cleo Jensen, Maxine Jensen and Sharon Blades.

May God bless the memory of Della D. Grindberg.

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