Betty J. Gronewold
Betty J. Gronewold, 84, of Springfield, died at 3:12 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born May 9, 1928 in Springfield, to Fred and Minnie Ulm Pokora. She married Dale E. Gronewold on February 27, 1949 and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gary (Jan) Gronewold of Morton and Larry (Pam) Gronewold of Houston, TX; a daughter in law, Karen (Joe) O’Beirne of Springfield; nine grandchildren, Kristina (Tom) Beazley, Kara (Jeff) Brooks, Timothy (Joy) Gronewold, Jennifer Gronewold, Lindsey (Will) Stanley, Jill (Nick) Stoller, Brooke Gronewold, Leah Gronewold and Barry Linden; eleven great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents; one son, David E. Gronewold and one brother Fred Pokora preceded her in death.
Betty was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of Group Loyal. She liked baking, cooking and spending time with her family.
She had worked for Illinois Bell Telephone before becoming a homemaker and caring for her family. Later in life she also worked at a Tupperware Distributor.
Visitation: 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Lie in State: 10:00-11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Busboom and Pastor Ladd Sonnenberg officiating.
Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.
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I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Mrs. Gronewold. She was such a kind and thoughtful lady. We met many years ago through softball. She and Dale were such avid supporters. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
I am truely sorry to hear of Mrs. Gronewold's passing, I didn't find out until today. Growing up and being best friends with Dave, I spent as much time in their home as I did my own. She will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
To Betty's family our thougths and prayers are with you all. Betty was such a nice lady.
Our family is blessed to have good neighbors like Betty and Dale. She brought over the best apple pie in 1995 when we moved near. When we were on their property we were invited in for a visit. She asked sincerely about our family and talked concerned about current events. Such a lady.
To all the Gronewolds & Beazleys, We extend our deepest sympathies in the loss of Betty. We only had the pleasure of meeting her once, but it was enough to see and know what a loving, warm, and kind person she was. She was so proud of her family and it is easy to see in knowing all of you that her ways are in you all too. May you always hold her close in your hearts and she will never be far away and as I always say, remember you now have another angel watching down on you from our heavenly home. Our thoughts are preyers are with all of you. Love from, Diane, Damien, Dylan, Cullen, Niamh & Orla xoxox
Betty was one of the sweetest, kindest person I have ever known. She never had a bad word to say about anything or anyone. I still miss and love ALL of the Gronewolds and Pokoras. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace knowing that her life on earth blessed so many.
Marie posted on 5/18/21
Now you have Another Son that passed. It was so fun to meet you when Larry and I came to stay. Your Son Really Spoiled me over the years. We got together when ever we could. You would love my place now it is filled with Pictures of us all together. And Dale and you would of loved my new car Larry gave me for my birthday. He really didn't need to leave me with a life Insurance like that OMG. What was he thinking. Miss you all. Much Love.