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Larry Smith Groneberg

OBITUARY, Correctionville News, 27 July 1967, page 1:  Funeral services were held Friday, July 21, 1967, at 1:30 p.m. at the Evangelical United Brethern Church at Correctionville for Larry S. Groneberg, 31, of Sioux City, formerly of Danbury and Correctionville, with Rev. F. J. Berreth officiating.  Burial was in the Correctionville Cemetery.  Mr. Groneberg died at his home Tuesday, July 18, 1967.  He was born March 23, 1936, at Correctionville and was graduated from Correctionville High School.  He served 3 years in the Army from 1955 to 1958.  He was a member of the E.U.B. Church of Correctionville.  He married Jacqueline Weary of Danbury December 14, 1961, at Denison.  They moved to Sioux City in 1961.  He was employed as a foreman at the Needham Packing Co.  Survivors besides his widow include a son, Larry James and 2 daughters, Carla and Sandra, all at home, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Eric Groneberg of Cushing, a brother Donald of LaGrange Park, IL, a sister, Mrs. Karen Wessling, and his grandmother, Mrs. Nona Smith of Correctionville

OBITUARY, Correctionville News, 15 January 1986, page 4:  Eric Rudolph Groneberg, son of Ernst and Johanna Sprung Groneberg, was born January 9, 1907, at Deloit, IA, and passed away Wednesday, January 8, 1986 in a Sioux City hospital after a long illness.  Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 1986, at the United Methodist Church in Cushing with Rev. Kermit Gladfelter officiating.  Burial was in the Correctionville Cemetery under direction of Barker Funeral Home.  Eric lived his early life in the Cushing community and attended school there.  He married Wilma Smith May 20, 1931, at Elk Point, SD.  They farmed in the Correctionville and Holstein area until retiring to Holstein in 1973.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cushing.  He loved farming and even after retiring worked during spring and fall seasons with several area farmers until illness prevented  further participation.  Those preceding him in death were his wife, Wilma, son Donald of Downers Grove, IL. daughter, Mrs. Michael (Karen) Tilma of Waterloo, 2 sisters, Mrs. Jack (Ida) Chattick of Correctionville and Mrs. H. C. (Minnie) Gregory of North Platte, NE, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren

OBITUARY, Sioux City Journal, 19 December 2000:  Wilma Fern Groneberg, 91, of Lenexa, Kan, formerly of Correctionville and Holstein, Iowa, died Sunday, Dec 17, 2000, at Lakeview Village in Lenexa.  Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Barker Funeral Home in Correctionville, with the Rev. Jutith A Piper officiating.  Burial will be in Correctionville Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Mrs. Groneberg was born May 23, 1909 in Correctionville, the daughter of William and Nona (Worthan) Smith.  She graduated from Correctionville High School in 1928, and taught rural school for years in the Correctionville and Holstein areas.  In 1972, they retired and moved to Holstein.  They moved to Lakeview Village in 1994.  Her husband died in 1996.  She was a member of Holstein United Methodist Church and enjoyed crocheting and church activities.  Survivors include a son and his wife.  Donald and Joyce of Sheridan, Wyo; a daughter and her husband Karen and Michael Tilma of Lenexa; eight grandchildren, Robert , Thomas and Larry James Groneberg, Melia Daniels, Marni Pharis, Jeffrey Tilma, Carla Hartwell and Sandy Banan; and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Larry, and a sister, Marvel Walker.  Memorials may be directed to Holstein United Methodist Church

Rites for Fire Victim Today (Sioux City Journal, Sat. 3 May 1958) Private graveside services for Timmy Grochowski, 5 month-old twin son of Mrs. Willian J. Grochowski, 210 S. Wall street, who died late Thursday night at an Iowa City hospital of burns suffered in a fire at his home April 19, will be this afternoon of Calvary cemetery. Rev. Edward C. Lilly of St. Joseph Catholic church will officiate. Burial will be under direction of Perasso Bros. Funeral home. The boy’s father, who rescued the lad from the blaze that enveloped an upstairs room of the Grochowski residence, died the day after the fire. Timmy was born November 16, 1957, in Sioux City. His twin sister, Tammy Jean, died February 4, 1958 of pneumonia. Survivors in addition to those previously listed include the maternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Raymond Dugan of Sioux City.


Deborah Horzen



Fire Victim Succumbs W. Grochowski Dies of Burns; Baby 'Critical' (Sioux City Journal, Mon. 21 Apr 1958, 1) William J. Grochowski, 48, 210 S. Wall street, died at 4:55 o'clock Sunday morning at a hospital from burns suffered when he rescued his 5-month-old son, Timmy from a fire that caused $1,500 damage at their home Saturday. The baby remained in "critical" condition at St. Vincent hospital early today. An investigation into the fire, cause of which had not been determined, will be opened today by Fire Chief John M. Hill and Capt. Phillip Kemmish, head of the fire prevention bureau. Mr. Grochowski, chef at the Steak House restaurant, suffered third degree burns on the upper part of his body and the son suffered first, second and third degree burns, and a gashed forehead evidently received in a fall. The child was asleep upstairs and Mr. Grochowski and his wife were in the kitchen when a passerby ran in to tell them the upper part of the house was on fire. Mr. Grochowski ran upstairs and got the infant while his wife called the fire department. Four other children of the Grochowskis were not in the house at the time of the fire. Mr. Grochowski was born April 5, 1910 in Sioux City, and was a lifelong resident here. He was a veteran of world war 2 [sic] and a member of St. Joseph Catholic church. Survivors include the widow, Patricia; three sons, Billy Joe, Michael and Timmy; two daughters, Mary Jo and Roxann; his mother, Mrs. Emma Grochowski of Sioux City; Peter, jr., of Sioux City; Frank of Long Beach, Cal., and Ted of Stockton, Cal., and three sisters, Mrs. Leone Buddi of Sioux City, Mrs. Helen Carmen of Mount Clemens, Mich., and Miss Eleanor Grochowski of Des Moines. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic church, with Rev. Edward C. Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight at Perasso Bros. funeral home. Monahan post 64, American Legion, will conduct graveside services. Pallbearers will be Adam Maryka, Walter Sutherland, George Kuchis, William Murphy, Joe Gantz, Frank Nichalsky and C. G. Marcum.



Sioux City (Iowa) Journal
Obituaries of Mrs. Lloyd Gerdes and James F. Copenhaver
Funeral services were announced Sunday for Mrs. Lloyd Gerdes, 47, 4212 Ridge Ave., and her father, James F. Copenhaver, 84, 1709 Grandview Blvd.. who died only hours apart Saturday.
Mr. Copenhaver died Saturday evening at a Sioux City nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Gerdes died Saturday afternoon at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gerdes will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morningside Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Joel Wright, assistant pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery under direction of the W. Harry Christy Funeral Home in Morningside.
Pallbearers will be Donne Dale, and Don Gerdes and Darell Delbert and Floyd Copenhaver.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Copenhaver will be at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Graceland Park Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Wright of Morningside Presbyterian Church will officiate. W. Harry Christy Funeral Home in Morningside is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Copenhaver was born April 15, 1886 at Bronson. He lived there as a young man, later moving to Ponca, Neb., where he lived until six years ago when he moved to Sioux City. He married Clara Day. She died in April, 1943, in Sioux City.
Mr. Copenhaver, who owned a trucking company, was a truck driver all of his life.
Survivors include three sons, Floyd of Sioux City, and Darrel and Delbert, both of Des Monies, two daughters. Mrs. Clarence (Lena) Meier of Sioux City, and Mrs. Patrick (Gladys) Hute of Omaha; three brothers, Raymond and E.J. "Dick" Copenhaver, both of Fayetteville, Ark., and Sidney Wagner of Jefferson, S.D.; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Johnson of Bell, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Blute of Sioux City, 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
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From: Debora Kroll  
Sent: Wed 1/10/01 10:21 AM
Note: Here a Obt. of My Great-Grandfather James Flanklin Copenhaver and his Daughter Mrs.Lloyd  Gerdes  of Sioux City, Iowa. Both Died just hours apart. James was Descendent of David and Virginia (Williams) Copenhaver. Who came to Bronson, Iowa in 1870. I would like if you put this one up for the Copenhavers family members. Thank You  Debora (Mcfarland) Kroll.



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