Frederick L. “Fred” Groennert, 73,
of Trenton, died Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
in St. Louis,
Mr. Groennert was born January 9,
1936 in Nashville,
IL to Frederick H. and Clara (McMurdie)
Groennert; they preceded him in death.
Also preceded in death by a sister,
Lillian Groennert; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nick and Emily (Winka)
Borowiak; and brothers-in-law, Dr. Charles Thorpe, DVM and Edward
He married Patricia Borowiak on May
12, 1962 in
Springfield, IL; she survives in
Also surviving are his children,
Leanne (Steve) McDonald, John (Lisa) Groennert, and Tricia (Cory)
Williamson all of Trenton; 5 Grandchildren, Brooke McDonald, Justin
and Jordan Groennert, Mara and Cade Williamson; a sister, Frances
Thorpe of New Baden; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Martin
(Leona) Borowiak of St. Louis, Nick (Jane) Borowiak of Venedy,
Mariann Jankowski of Okawville, Jeanne (Ray) Knopik of Swansea, and
Richard (Gail) Borowiak of Nashville; a niece, Dr. Charissa (Dr.
Robert Klinsky, O.D.) Thorpe, O.D. of New Baden; great-nieces,
Claire and Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky; and his beloved dog, Cayenne.
Fred graduated from Illinois
Wesleyan with a B.S. of Arts, retired as the chief of graphics at
Scott Air Force Base, and was a Veteran on the United States Air
He was a member of Zion United
Church of Christ in New Baden, and was an avid painter and sports
fan, enjoying hunting, fishing, basketball, baseball (especially
Wesclin High School), or any other activity his grandchildren were
Funeral Services will be
Saturday, October 10, 2009
at 10:00 AM at Zion United
Church of Christ in New Baden with Rev. Gretchen Sterrett
officiating. Interment will follow in Greenmount Cemetery, New
Visitation will be Friday, October
9, 2009 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Saturday, October 10, 2009
from 8:00-9:30 AM at the Moss
Funeral Home in Trenton.
be made to the Zion United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or to the
Trenton Park Boosters and will be received at the funeral home.