Obituary for Bernard J. Gronek

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Bernard J. Gronek

September 10, 1923 - January 6, 2017

Please note that all services have been moved to Monday, January 16 because of the winter storm on Saturday, January 14.


Bernard John Gronek, 93, Entered Heaven’s gates on Friday, January 6, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Gronek (nee Porter); loving father of Mark Gronek, Michael (Marty) Gronek, John Gronek, David (Sue) Gronek and the late Lawrence Gronek who passed away at birth; cherished grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 11. He was born on September 10, 1923 in St. Louis to the late Michael John Gronek and Ida Delilah Gronek (nee Bailey).

Bernard lived in St. Louis and attended St. Louis Public Schools and Hadley Vocational School. He joined the Navy in January 1942 where he served in the Naval Air Force Squadron VC-6. He was discharged from the Navy in 1946. Bernard married Dorothy Porter in April 1948 and still enjoyed reunions with the members of the VC-6 Squadron. He worked as a tool and die maker for McDonnell/Douglas most of his life. Bernie was an active member of First Baptist Church-St. Charles, he enjoyed fishing, bird hunting and raised several English Setters. Bernie was so proud of and loved his family.

Visitation: 10 am until 12 pm Monday, January 16 at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles, MO 63304 immediately followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions have been suggested to First Baptist Church St. Charles.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Service Information

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm -

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017

Memorial Park Cemetery


5200 Lucas & Hunt Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63121

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Donation Information

First Baptist Church St. Charles

Phone: (636) 928-1311

2701 Muegge Road
St. Charles, Mo 63303
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Born: September 10, 1923
Died: January 6, 2017

Condolences for Bernard J. Gronek

Debby Hamm posted on1/11/17

Extending our deepest sympathy to the entire Gronek family. Praying for you all, that God grants you peace, comfort and strength. Debby and Jerry Hamm


Liz Seymour posted on1/11/17

We had the pleasure of meeting Bernie at the Squadron VC-6 Reunions in Branson with our Dad, Bill Seymour. Bernie was always a pleasure to be around and we enjoyed listening to his stories about the Navy. Our Heartfelt Sympathy the Seymour Girls


Larry Stuart posted on1/11/17

My deepest sympathy to the Gronek family. Bernard was an astounding man who is dearly missed but, now reunited with his beloved Dorothy, is at peace.