Thomas “A.D.” Gromer

Thomas “A.D.” Gromer
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Thomas A. D. Gromer, 88, of Belleville, IL, formerly of Dexter, MO, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Four Fountains Nursing facility.

Mr. Gromer, better known as A.D. by friends and family, worked for Roesch Enamel Company before his retirement and was the co-owner and operator of S & G Auction Company of Cahokia, Ill., for many years.  A.D. and his family have made Belleville their home for the past 50 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Gromer; his parents, Thomas and Estelle, nee Brach, Gromer; a brother, Larry Gromer; and two sisters, Beatrice Pullman and Naomi Reaves.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Fern, nee Starkey, Gromer;
two daughters, Barbara (Robert) Jaco of Belleville, IL,
and Kim (Monty) Powers of Smithton, IL;
a son, Bill Gromer of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Lori (Gary) Thielemann,
Bill (Tammy)Powers,
Daren Powers,
and Monica Powers;
three great-grandchildren;
a brother, John Gromer;
and three sisters, Dorthy Lewis,
Mary Kinder,
and Stella Absher

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2015, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Cari Frus officiating.  Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Thomas “A.D.” Gromer

Kim and family, so sorry for your loss. A D was a great man, and will be missed by many. We know he is in heaven, smiling down upon all of you.

Chuck & Sharon, Caseyville, Il, 62232

Sending condolences for aunt Fern and family! I remember many good times spent when Uncle A.D. And Aunt Fern would visit Grandma Reaves in Dexter. I am sorry I am just now finding out about his passing!

Sherry Lynn Warren Turner, Zachary , LA, 70791


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