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Andrew H. Grollmes

Netawaka, KS

11/14/1917 - 03/01/2002

Andrew H. Grollmes, 84, of Netawaka, KS, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at his rural Netawaka home.

He was born November 14, 1917, on a farm north of Centralia, KS, the son of Henry A. and Clara Reinecke Grollmes. His mother died in a flu epidemic when he was about four years old. He grew up there, helped on the family farm, and attended Sherman School near his home. On April 20, 1942, during World War II, he was inducted into the U.S. Army. He served with Battery B, 3rd Field Artillery Observation Battalion in France and Germany. He was discharged November 25, 1945. He returned to Kansas and lived on a farm west of Corning.

On November 14, 1951, he married Mary Ann Stallbaumer at St. Patrick’s Church at Corning. They farmed near Netawaka and also operated a dairy. She survives of the home in Netawaka. Besides farming, “Andy” worked for Rockwell International in Atchison, KS from 1963 to 1967, and in construction for E&R and D&L Construction Companies in Wetmore from 1968 to 1982.

He was a member of St. James Church in Wetmore.

Survivors besides his wife Mary Ann are five sons, Gary, Linus, and Lynn, all of Netawaka, Victor of Holton, KS, and Mark of Circleville, KS; four daughters, Donna Toman of Olathe, KS, Clara Child of Whitting, KS, Jane Bailey of Lawrence, KS, and Karen Gudenkauf of Seneca; a sister, Delores “Peg” Niehues of Goff, KS; 14 grandchildren and a step-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Leo Grollmes on May 9, 1986. He was also preceded in death by four sisters Elizabeth Graney, Mary Smith, Katherine Duryea, and Leona “Bobbie” Grollmes.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Monday at St. Patrick’s Church in Corning. Burial will be in the Wetmore Cemetery, with full military honors by the Levick-Barrett Post #282 of the American Legion of Wetmore. Rosaries will be prayed at 7 PM on Saturday and 2 & 7 PM on Sunday at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Memorials may be given for St. James Church or the Jackson County Hospice, and sent in care of the family.

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