Grace Mabel Jesperson, age 78, resident of Brainerd, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany. Grace was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Aitkin, Minn., to Gerald and Ruth (Olson) Iliff.
Grace was a member of Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd, V.F.W. Auxiliary, and Women of the Moose.
Survivors include her daughters, Ruth M. (Roger) Anderson, Cheryl A. (Dennis) Vroman and Julie K. (Jay) Bock; son, Joel R. Jesperson; brother, Merton K. (Marcy) Iliff; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Jesperson; parents, Gerald and Ruth Iliff; her son, John E. Jesperson; her brother, James M. Iliff; and grandson, Brendt Vroman.
Services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd with Pastor Brenda King officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Brainerd. Visitation will be held the hour before services at the church on Wednesday.
Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd.