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d. February 8, 2011

GOLDEN, Ill. -- Mark W. Gronewold, 63, of East Peoria, formerly of Golden, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 8, 2011) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1948, in Bowen to Wilke C. and Fannie B. Saathoff Gronewold. He married Vicky Eggman on Dec. 26, 1971, in Golden. She survives.

He was a U.S. Army veteran from Jan. 4, 1968, to Dec. 14, 1969, serving in Vietnam.

Mark worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. as a machinist in buildings KK and HH for 35 years, retiring in 2001. He was also a committee member for Boy Scouts Troop No. 163 in Washington (Ill.) for 18 years.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael J. of Washington (Ill.) and Matthew W. of East Peoria; one daughter, Regina M. Gronewold of East Peoria; two grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor Hitesman; two brothers, Richard (Lola) Gronewold of Golden and David (Susan) Gronewold of Clayton; one sister, Jolene Gonzalez of Fayetteville, Ga.; his mother, Fannie Gronewold of Golden, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mark was preceded in death by his father.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Monday in the Hunter Funeral Home in Golden. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Golden.

VISITATIONS: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory, 2075 Washington Road, Washington (Ill.), with a time of remembrance at 4 p.m. A second visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the service in the Hunter Funeral Home, Golden.

ARRANGEMENTS: Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, with Hunter Funeral Home in Golden handling local arrangements.


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