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Gronemeyer, Glenn D. 1928-1998

GRONEMEYER, SMITH, PLUEGER, KLEMME, MARIENAU

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/12/2010 at 09:53:46

Glenn D. Gronemeyer, 70, of Hawarden, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at the Royal C. Johnson Veteran's Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., following a brief illness.

Services were held Friday, July 31, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, with the Reverend Allen Bidne officiating.

Burial was in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brunsville, Iowa, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Wilken-McHale Post 724 of Brunsville. There was a F-16 flyover by the 185th Air National Guard at the cemetery. Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Korey and Kyle Behr, Mike Winterfeld, Troy Lang, Sam Skogman and Austin Walrod.

Honorary pallbearers were Brittni Behr, Brandi Schuler, Ben Schuler, Luke Gronemeyer, Jennifer Vaske, and Chris Walrod.

Marietta Nielsen was the organist with congregational singing.

Mr. Gronemeyer was born June 9, 1928, in rural Akron, the son of William and Evelyn (Smith) Gronemeyer. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended country school in the Craig, Iowa, area. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a medic. Following his discharge, he moved to the Le Mars, Iowa area.

He married Darlene Plueger in 1951, in rural Le Mars. He ran a feed grindery mill and also managed gas stations in Le Mars. He returned to Akron in 1989. He married Evelyn (Marienau) Klemme on Jan. 7, 1992, in Akron.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and American Legion Wilken-McHale Post 724, where he served as vice commander.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Le Mars; two daughters and their husbands, Sheryl and Winston Belfrage of Sergeant Bluff and Barbara and Nolan Schuler of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sons and their wives, Greg and LeeAnn of Le Mars and Richard and Leanne of Fort Hood, Texas; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters and their husbands, Gloria and Mark Kowalke of Sioux City, Gail and Bob Walrod of Akron and Ellen and Chuck Renken of Chatsworth, Iowa; four sisters, Jean Hartmann of Le Mars, Mildred and her husband, Wayne Winterfeld, of Ord, Neb., Edith and her husband, Ron Sechler of Meriden, Iowa, and Norma and her husband, Tom Flint, of Wilmer, Ala.; and a sister-in-law, Verlee Gronemeyer of Meriden.

He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Dorothy; a brother, Russell; and a brother-in-law, Ray Hartmann.
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Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, August 6, 1998
Akron, Iowa

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