Irma J. Grant

Irma J. Grant

March 8, 1927 – August 5, 2020

 Preceded in death by husband, Mark E. Grant; parents, Edna and Rudolph Kuhl; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Bob Kuhse; nephew, Joseph Kuhse. Survived by daughters: Susan Grant (Rex Beck), Nancy Grant and Linda McGloin (Wayne Fithian); grandchildren, Mark McGloin (Angelica Mendoza) and Brian McGloin; niece, Ann Schenck (Richard); nephews, Michael Kuhse (Mary) and Patrick Kuhse; grandnieces, Kristine Wolf (Michael); grandnephews: Brian Schenck (Leigh), Matthew Kuhse (Marcela), and Benjamin Kuhse (Randi); great-grandnieces, Amanda Wolff and Kelsey Schenck.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Tuesday, August 11th from 9am to 11am, at Holy Cross Catholic Church (4810 Woolworth Ave.) followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Catholic Church or St. Croix Hospice.


Irma was born on March 8, 1927 in Carroll, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in Manning, Iowa, where she made lifelong friends with relationships that remained strong after she graduated from high school and moved to Omaha. Irma met Mark on a blind date, and they married on January 27, 1950.

As life-long members of Holy Cross Parish they participated in many parish activities, from the annual card party to Men’s Club and Altar Society.  Irma and Mark enjoyed sports events, especially Husker Football and the College World Series; they had been subscribers of the Series since 1951.  Irma was also known to follow Iowa Girls Basketball.

Mark and Irma enjoyed a close-knit group of friends, attending card parties at each other’s homes from the earliest days of their marriage.  Christmas Day was celebrated with Irma’s sister’s family (the Kuhse family) with traditional dishes at mealtime.

Irma was known for her doll collection and love of holiday decorations. She passed on to her daughters her love of horror movies via Saturday night “Creature Feature” and drive-in movies.  Irma was fond of traveling.  Irma and Mark planned yearly fun-filled vacations and enjoyed many child-free post-retirement trips. 

Irma and Mark were devoted to each other, their children, and their grandchildren, leaving lasting fond memories.



  • Linda Lundeen Posted August 6, 2020 2:41 pm

    Dear Ones,
    What sweet memories I have of your Mom and Grandma. She was a one of a kind, delightful in everyday and had so much kindness wrapped in her spirit. I cherished the time that I had with her and the opportunity it afforded to get acquainted with all of you.
    Blessings to you and love,
    Linda Lundeen

  • Eileen & Murray Posted August 6, 2020 7:03 pm

    Dear Sue (& Rex), Nancy, and Linda, first, what a beautiful picture of your Mom! There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains! Though we never had the pleasure of physically meeting your Mom, we have met her — through the 3 beautiful daughters she raised to be kind, caring and tender-hearted women. May the Blessed Mother, Mary, wrap her loving arms around all of you during the coming days, weeks and months to come.

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