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Obituary for Kenneth W. Grobengieser
Kenneth William Grobengieser was born Feb. 24, 1926, on the family farm in Mound Township, Effingham County, into the family of Edwin C. and Alma Ferchow-Grobengieser. He was the first child of three siblings born into the Christian family. Hard work and a strong faith were part of his family life. Kenneth received his eighth-grade education at St. Paul ELCA Lutheran School, Altamont. Kenneth was a farmer his entire life and worked the farm where he was born and raised for many years. He was a life member of St. Paul ELCA Church, where he was baptized and confirmed his faith. He was also a longtime member of Effingham County Farm Bureau. Throughout his years, he enjoyed raising the breeds of Angus cattle and White Suffolk sheep. He is survived by his brother, Arlin Edwin (wife, Lillian) Grobengieser of St. Elmo; sister, Irene Evelyn Smith of Altamont; and several nieces and nephews, David (wife, Ruth) Smith of Altamont, Ruth Farris of Toledo, Gina (husband, Robert) Moulder of Centralia, Gary (wife, Kathy) Grobengieser of Altamont, Robert (wife, Luchi) Grobengieser of St. Elmo, Eric (wife, Barbara) Grobengieser of Altamont and Sherri (husband, Joseph) Strullmyer of Altamont. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Christian Martin Grobengieser and Alma Fredericka Wilhelmina Ferchow-Grobengieser; two aunts who assisted in raising the family after the untimely death of Kenneth's mother, Amanda and Lydia Grobengieser; brother-in-law, Warren Smith; niece, Linda Lou Smith; and nephew, Charles Farris.
Thursday morning February 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM .
St. Paul ELCA Lutheran Church
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM .
Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois, and for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.