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Eugene Gronau

November 20, 1945 — March 3, 2024

Whitewater

Eugene Gronau

Eugene’s life began on November 20, 1945, in Newton. He was the son of Alfred and Margaret (Rutschman) Gronau. Eugene was a graduate of Whitewater High School. He was a mechanic by trade and had owned the Standard Oil station in Newton for many years. In his later years, he worked as a rural mail courier in the Whitewater area making the rounds with his dog at his side. Eugene enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. He was always working on something, putting a wrench to an engine, generally with his beloved dog nearby. Eugene is survived by his sons Steve (Jenny) Gronau of Halstead, Evan (Megan) Gronau of Baldwin City, and Avery (Kacey) Gronau of Lawrence; grandchildren Sarah, Alyx, Ashley, Maggie and Garrison Gronau; great grandchildren Emma, Brantley, and Owen; his sister Sharon (Bill) Tolle of Wichita, sister-in-law Mari Gronau of Overland Park and his dog Rufus. Eugene passed away March 3, 2024, at Baldwin Health and Rehabilitation. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Tony Gronau and beloved dog Max. His family will gather with friends on Saturday March 9, 2024, at 10 a.m. for his Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Evan Gronau for family expenses. Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater is serving the family. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Eugene at www.yazelmeglifh.com

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