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Wilma "Earlene" Gronewold

November 12, 1935 - May 17, 2021

Wilma “Earlene” Gronewold, 85, of Spaulding, died at 6:55 am, Monday, May 17, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born November 12, 1935, in Springfield, to Walter and Wilma (Willis) Kessel. She married John Gronewold September 5, 1953 and he preceded her in death September 29, 2011.

She is survived by two daughters, Terra Nichele of Glen Ellyn and Lori Gronewold of Spaulding; three grandchildren, John (Katie) Nichele, Joseph (Kelly) Nichele and Ashley (Thomas) White; seven great grandchildren, Michael Nichele, Logan Nichele, Amelia Nichele, Gabriella Nichele, Charlotte White, Tommy White, Joey Nichele and one great grandson on the way; one sister, Joan Milner of Mt. Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and two sisters, Lylene Nepute and Barbara Kessell.

Earlene was a member of St. James Church in Riverton. She retired from Springfield School District 186 as a custodian. She loved genealogy. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Graveside Service: 10:00 am, Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Old Salem Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Research.

CDC Protocol shall be followed.

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Old Salem Cemetery


Old Salem Road, Springfield, IL, 62711


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Research.

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