Kenneth Roland Gronert
August 25, 1930 - January 22, 2020
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Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Sunday 2/16, 4:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Kenneth Roland Gronert, age 89, of Crystal Lake, passed away on January 22, 2020, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. He was born on August 25, 1930, in Chicago to William and Louise (Rademacher) Gronert. He met his future wife, Sydney Dion, while they were both serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. during the Korean war.…

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Caroline Zebroski left a message on February 18, 2020:
I always enjoyed chatting with Ken and Sydney at the various Fuchsia Club events. Also they were in the Daylily Society and share their bulletins with me that they had saved for many years. Hugs Sydney and Family!
Shirley Swenson left a message on February 13, 2020:
will always remember the good times we had at our fuchsia meetings and our friendship was and is very special!! hugs toyou Sydney and in my prayers! love to hear from you in fb.
Donna Fellows left a message on February 12, 2020:
Ken helped me so much with my fuchsias in growing them in the greenhouse. We used to have many talks about fuchsias and go back and forth with pestisides and to use them or not. He is greatly missed in the society. Donna Fellows
Stuart Loberg left a message on February 12, 2020:
I remember many great times to be had at my Uncle Kens and Aunt Sydney's house in Arlington Heights. Ken used to work in the green house during any time he was not at work or Church. I have fond memories of working with the tractor on the property and helping out with tasks he would give me to complete. He was a great mentor to me when it came to working with the earth and gardening. What a wonderful man and great husband to my Aunt. I will miss you Ken, but know you are now at peace and back home in so many ways.
Jackie Lyons left a message on January 30, 2020:
Sydney and Ken's family, I have so many memories of Ken at Fuchsia Societies functions, he was a great grower. He also shared so much knowledge with all of us. He made some beautiful Christmas cards each year. He was special in so very many ways, I can't begin to cover all of them. I know you will miss him, but he left so many memories, to help keep the days full. He will be in my thoughts and prayers and hope this will help you get through this very sad time. Love and prayers to you all, Jackie Lyons
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Sheila Swanson left a message on January 29, 2020:
I knew Ken at The Fushia sale in CentraliaHe always had a smile and greeted me with my name that made me melt. I’m so sadden by his passing! What a tough guy he was ?❤️
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