Thelma Hundeby (Grambo)
Thelma Hundeby Seasonal Batting Record
Thelma Josephine (Grambo) Hundeby, formerly of Elbow, passed away July
30, 2001 at Regency Manor at Central Butte, Saskatchewan.
She was born October 28, 1923 on the Grambo farm, south of Hagen, to Palmer and Constance Grambo. Thelma was baptized and confirmed at Bethania Lutheran Church and attended grades one through twelve at Northern Light School.
Following her training at Normal School in Saskatoon. She taught at schools near Canwood, Viscount, and Young. In
In 1946, she was scouted while playing ball in Saskatoon and went to the US to catch with the Grand Rapids Chicks of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. In recent years Thelma, along with her teammates, was given special recognition in the American Baseball Hall of Fame In Cooperstown, New York. Along with all the other Canadian players who played in the All-American League, she was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame In St. Mary’s, Ontario. She was also inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and the Saskatoon Sports Hail of Fame.
On October 26, 1947 she married Robert Hundeby from Elbow. It was there they made their home and raised their seven children on the family farm.
Thelma is lovingly remembered by her husband Bob, her children and extended family. Her greatest delight was her family and she prayed and worked tirelessly caring for them as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her faith gave meaning to her life in home, church and community. She will be missed, but her family rejoices that she is at peace with her Lord.