Memorial contributions may be made to the family for final expenses in care of Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385.
Mr. Groenke is survived by his loving wife, Norma Groenke nee Retell of Troy, MO, 3 sons, James (Chere) Wallo of OR, Shawn Groenke of St. Louis, MO and Shane Groenke of Troy, MO; 2 daughters, Trina (Steve) Stanek of CO and Venessa (Larry) Sherman of St. Louis, MO; sister, Pris Murrane of Whittier, CA, fifteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents: Frederick and Gwendolyn Groenke nee Harrop and son, Jeff Groenke. Mr. Groenke was a police officer in Los Angeles for 20 years and a United States Marine Corps Veteran. He was a member of Credence Campus in Troy and his hobbies included woodworking. He will be dearly missed by all.