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Welcome to the memorial page for

Geraldine A Gronewold

January 24, 2016 ~ November 26, 2016

The Piano Brothers
Geraldine Ada Gronewold, 89, of Galena was called to her eternal rest on Saturday, November 26 in the comfort of her home.  
 She was born on January 24, 1927 in Long Prairie, MN, the daughter of Gerald and Clara (Gums) LaFee.  She married Wilbur Gronewold on June 28, 1953 in Long Prairie.  He preceded her in death on April 4, 2009.

    Gerry was an avid reader, accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed the company of her family and church friends.  She and Wilbur lived most of their married lives in the south suburban Chicago area where Gerry held a number of jobs including school bus driver, bank clerk, retail associate and office bookkeeper. She moved to Galena in the fall of 2010 and was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

    She is survived by four children: Janet (Bruce) Etzel of Galena; Debra (Jeremy) Nelson of Valparaiso, IN; David (Linda) Gronewold of Denton, TX; Gerald (Linda) Gronewold of Galena; grandchildren Bryan (Chloe) Etzel, Brandon (Robin) Etzel, Christopher (Cheena) Etzel, Colin Etzel; Keila Gronewold, Nicholas (Angela) Gronewold; William Tyler; Zachary, Adam, Christian Gronewold; and great-grandchildren Cameron Liter, Max Etzel and Lily Etzel.

    Funeral services were held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Tuesday, November 29 with Rev. Dr. Frederick Baltz officiating.  Interment was at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Buckley, IL.

    The family wishes to thank the loving caregivers from the Hospice of Dubuque for the loving care shown to our mother over the past 15 months.

The Miller & Steinke Galena Chapels were in charge of the arrangements.

 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
November 29, 2016

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Galena, IL

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
November 29, 2016

11:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Galena, IL


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