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Darrell D. Gruntorad - 74

2/27/1944 - 8/14/2018

Clinton, Iowa

     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   


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.


  • Karolyn Henningsen

    on 08/14/18

    Sorry for your loss Tracy and Scott.

  • Dave & Gina Hirsch

    on 08/14/18

    So sorry for your loss Tracy, Clarence and all your family   May you remember the great memories that you celebrated with your dad.

  • Dorie Stoller

    on 08/14/18

    Chery, oh my goodness, my heart hurts for you. I know how heartbroken you must be. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and you have my deepest sympathy, love Dorie

  • James Wing

    on 08/15/18

    So sorry to hear that your father has passed away Tracy. My deepest condolences to you, Scott and your mother Chery! I’m trying to remember when Darrell worked at International Paper. I might have been there when he was. Seems so long ago. May the Lords peace and blessings be with Darrell, his family and all his friends! Once again my sincere condolences to your entire family!

  • Diana Gerardy

    on 08/15/18

    Chery Sending healing prayers & hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Pam Reedy and family

    on 08/15/18

    Thinking of you all.. So sorry for your loss. Chery, we will miss visiting with you. You were so faithful at being by Darrells side daily...and he knew that. My sincerest condolences...
  • Todd Huizinga and family

    on 08/15/18

    Aunt Chery, Tracy, and Scott, I am so sorry Uncle Darrell has passed away. My deepest condolences to y'all. You are in our hearts and prayers. 

  • Vicki Stretton

    on 08/16/18

    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time, Chery. Blessings to you and your family.

  • Dean Burmeister

    on 08/16/18

    Darrell was a wonderful man, he will be dearly missed. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for his family.


  • Carol Kettler

    on 08/17/18

    So sorry for your loss! Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers! Sending you all love and hugs!

  • Anita Shambo

    on 08/21/18

    Chery --So very sorry for you loss.  Peace and Light.


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