Darrell D. Gruntorad - 74
2/27/1944 - 8/14/2018
Darrell D. Gruntorad, age 74 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 4:00 till 7:00 PM Friday, August 17th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.
Darrell was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on February 27, 1944, the son of Roy and Savella (Buntemeyer) Gruntorad. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1962. Darrell married Chery Schroeder on July 20, 1963 at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton. He was a member of Assumption Church, Charlotte. Darrell farmed and had also worked at Clinton Corn Processing Company, International Paper, Claussen’s and ADM. He enjoyed farming, especially his 24 years at Bacon Acre’s raising livestock. He loved gardening and enjoyed woodworking.
Darrell is survived by his wife Chery; a daughter, Tracy A. (Clarence) Gloeckner of Farley, IA; a son, Scott Dean Gruntorad of Rowlett, TX; five grandchildren, Heather, Ethan (Jami), Josh (Becca), Trevor (Jessica), and Colby (Ethan); a great grandson, Ezra; his brother Tom (Zaza) Gruntorad of Sandwich, IL and his sister, Carleen Minaldi, of Nederland, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother James and a brother-in-law, Larry Minaldi. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Visitation will be from 4:00 till 7:00 PM Friday, August 17th at the Pape Funeral Home.
A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Prince of Peace Parish. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.