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St. Paul Lutheran Church
Tuesday September 15th, 2020
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Graveside Service

Lamb Funeral Home
Tuesday September 15th, 2020

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Anthony Paul Gronau

Anthony's life began on July 19, 1949 in Newton, KS.  He was the son of Alfred and Margaret (Rutschman) Gronau.  Anthony is a graduate of Remington High School, Whitewater and Pittsburg State University where he earned a degree in Construction Management.  Anthony was united in marriage to the former Mari Palmisano on September 30, 1982 in Liberty, MO.  He was a self-employed construction manager and had worked for Carollo Engineering and CDW-Smith.  Anthony was a proud member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed teaching family and friends about firearms.  He enjoyed growing his vegetable garden and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.  His loving family includes his wife of 37 years Mari Gronau of Overland Park, sons Nathan and Justin Gronau; granddaughters Kayleigh and Caitlynn Gronau and his siblings Eugene Gronau of Whitewater and Sharon (William) Tolle of Wichita.  Anthony passed away at his home on September 9, 2020.  He is preceded in death by his parents.  Anthony's family will gather with friends on Tuesday September 15th from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.  His graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Swiss Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Remington USD 206.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Anthony at www.ymzfh.com.

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I started working with Tony back in 2006 on a project in Sioux City, Iowa and always thought a lot of him. Was just informed of his passing and wanted to send my condolences.

Dave Hoover Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting Tony a couple of occasions when I worked with Mari at
Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Sending my sincere and heartfelt condolences to Tony's

Kathy Robertson Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM

Tony was always so nice and we enjoyed visiting when you were back at the farm. I still see him mowing around the field south of our house on the tractor. He always had a kind neighborly wave or stopped to say hi. Mari and Gene and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mindy and Luke Amend Family Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all of you. I went to Remington high with Tony. We were the graduating class of 1967. First group to attend all four years. As far as we all were concerned we were the best class ever! Tony was a great person and always so fun and positive. Lots of good memories.

Nancy Allen Lindt Sep 14 2020 12:00 AM

I want to express my sorrow and sincere condolences on Tony's passing. I worked with Tony at CDM Smith and he was an amazingprofessional and person. Tony was always available to discuss a construction item with a smile and positive, mentoringattitude.And he was such a great person to handle field issues since he never let his emotionsget in the way of working through a problem. He certainly taught me to be a better engineer and he will be missed.

Tami Lorenzen Sep 14 2020 12:00 AM

It was such an honor and delight to know and work with Tony. He will be greatly missed! Sending our prayers to his family!

Rebecca Poole, Carollo Engineers Sep 14 2020 12:00 AM

In memory of Tony Gronau. He will be truly missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Cline and Judy Gronau Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM

Tony worked for my Grandpa Henry. My brother Mark would pester him till Tony would pick him up and throw him it the stock tank in front of the shop.
Steve Doughty

Steve Doughty Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences go out to Tony's family in this difficult time. Our hearts are with yours. I had the pleasure of working with Tony at CDM Smith. He was always positive, willing to lend a hand, and genuinely cared about his co-workers. Just the little things, like spending a few minutes talking about our families...I will always remember his smile, caring words, and that he was a true team player.

Brenda Macke Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

I have known Tony and the rest of the family most of my life. I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

Margie Roth Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

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