Ann-Louise Gremminger, 47
Aug. 18, 1967 -- April 11, 2015
Ann-Louise Gremminger, 47, of Tomah, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Tomah Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1967, to David and Ann (Jones) Kindness in Meriden, Connecticut.
She was a member of the Hadley Manor-England graduating class of 1983. After her graduation, she attended the New College in Wellington, England, and the New Tribe Bible College in Matlock, England.
In 1986, she moved back to the States and attended the New Tribe Boot Camp in Fredonia. Ann-Louise continued her education at Western Technical College in La Crosse, working toward her degree in journalism and nursing.
She worked as a receptionist at Tomah Memorial Hospital for several years, and most recently for the Tomah Hospice Touch at the Serenity House. She was an accomplished writer who was published and enjoyed working on her blog in her spare time. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church in Sparta, and was recently attending Oasis Church in Tomah. Ann-Louise had a strong faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior; she was a servant, a teacher and was very involved in the mission field. Her heart was filled with an infectious joy and peace that impacted many people in her life. Her life was lived selflessly without hesitation so that those around her would have a better life. Through all the trials and tribulations in her life — including two battles with cancer, extreme poverty and trying to finish school while being a single mom — she still lived her life filled with love and joy. She gave much even though she was given little. The love she had for her three boys is what caused her to live such a beautiful life. She wanted to live as an example that they could look up to and, in the process, left a legacy and impact on her community.
She is survived by her three sons, Scott Gremminger of La Crosse, Nathan and Paul, both of Tomah; her parents, David and Ann Kindness of Tomah; three brothers, David (Kirsten) Kindness of West Bend, Peter (Vanessa) of Wychbold, England, and Joshua (Holly) of Coventry, England; a close friend that had become her sister, Krista Stark of La Crosse; six aunts and uncles, Barbara (John) Blunn of Walsall, England, Kathleen (Terry) Wilkinson of Kiddeminster, England, Malcolm (Sheila) Jones of Willenhall, England, Martin Jones, Joyce (Malcolm) Newell of Cyprus, and Wilfred Kindness of Telford, England; many other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, David and Dorothy Kindness; her maternal grandparents, James and Florence Jones; and an uncle, Alan Jones.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St., Tomah. The Rev. Steve Brown will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.
The family requests that memorials be given in Ann-Louise’s memory.