Elaine Gronemeyer

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Elaine June Gronemeyer, nee Anthoney, 90, of Belleville, IL, born April 26, 1930, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, January 30, 2021, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Elaine worked as a bookkeeper for many businesses before her retirement, including E6 Vogt Oil Company, Augustine’s Restaurant, and the Carpenters Local 433, Belleville IL. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL and volunteered her time at the church.  Elaine was an avid card player and belonged to many card clubs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, David H. Gronemeyer; a daughter, Sandra S. Murphy; a son, Craig Gronemeyer; a grandson, Drew Gronemeyer; her parents, Joseph and Delia, nee Lurtz, Anthoney; and a brother-in-law, Charles Etling.

Surviving are a sister, Carol Etling; five grandsons, Chad (Rachel) Murphy, Ryan (Melissa) Murphy, and Corey, Cameron and Caden Gronemeyer; a granddaughter, Devon (Joe) Piantanida; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, or the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Brian Downs officiating. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be implemented at the church.

Burial at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.



6 Comments on Elaine Gronemeyer

Patricia Schaefer said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2021 at 8:25 AM

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a sweet woman. She and my mother were friends years ago and I always remember her sweet smile.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Larry and Hady Hund said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 12:58 PM

Doug, Dina and Family, you Have our Deepest Sympathy. Old friends from grade school, High School (Notre Dame (Ripa) , And Mascoutah. Wonderful Lady!

  • Magnolia
  • Texas
Nancy Hurst said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2021 at 10:48 AM

Dear Carol and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Elaine was always so kind she will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mark Morris said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2021 at 10:08 AM

So very sorry for your loss. I fondly remember Mrs. Gronemeyer and playing with Sandy and Craig as kids when we lived behind them on Pennsylvania Ave. Great memories! Peace to the family.

  • San Antonio
  • TX
Mark Morris said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2021 at 9:56 AM

So very sorry for your loss. I fondly remember her when we lived behind the family on Pennsylvania Ave and were close to Sandy and Craig. Great memories growing up with the entire family. Peace to the family!

  • San Antonio
  • TX
Jenny Baxley Stahlbusch said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2021 at 2:33 PM

So Sorry for you loss. Former member of Zion Lutheran Church

  • Barnum
  • MN

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