Janka Grose, born March 3, 1922 in Szentgyörgy, Hungary passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the age of 97.
She attended university in Budapest.
At age 27 Janka, along with her mother, fled the Red Army’s advancement into Hungary.
As a refugee hoping for a new life in America she was granted placement to Canada where she worked as a nanny and learned English.
Janka met and married Raymond R. Grose and eventually moved to his hometown of Banning, where she raised her family and lived for the past 68 years.
A prolific quilter, Janka was a lifetime member of the Pass Patchers Quilt Guild.
Janka was predeceased by her parents Gregor and Susanna Brugger; both of her brothers Karöly and Frigyes, and her sister Leopoldina.
She is survived by her six children: Karl (Katalin), Susanne, Frederick, Magda (Ron), Gregory and Judy (Jeff); seven grandchildren: Zoltan (Debra), Tibor (Naomi), Matthew, Jeffrey, Colby (Carlie), Emily, and Abby; three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and their families in Hungary.
The memorial service, with a reception following, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Wilson Street in Banning.
In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial gifts to be specified to Grace Lutheran Church.
To leave condolences for the family, please go to www.emmersonbartlett.com .
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Emmerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel, 703 Brookside Ave., Redlands, CA 92373.