Donald K. Groneberg

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Donald K. Groneberg, age 86, died on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the Mountain View Living Center, a part of the VA Hospital in Sheridan, WY. The oldest of three children, Don was born on November 8, 1932, in Graceville, MN to Eric and Wilma (Smith) Groneberg, who preceded him in death. After graduating from high school in Correctionville, IA in 1950, Don joined the Air Force and spent his duty stateside during the Korean War. Following the Air Force, he studied accounting at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and became a life-long supporter of his beloved Hawkeyes. After graduating from the University of Iowa in 1958 with a degree in Accounting, Don moved to Chicago. He married Joyce Sutton on June 6, 1959, and Don and Joyce celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2019. Don received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1974. During his professional career, he worked at Arthur Andersen & Co. and Hollister Incorporated, where he served as the Vice President of Administration and VP of Finance. Don retired from Hollister in 1980 and, with Joyce, spent time traveling full-time in their RV and wintering in Chokoloskee, FL where they enjoyed the beauty of the Everglades by boating and fishing, before settling down in Sheridan, WY in 1999. Don enjoyed serving as a board member on a number of foundations and companies, especially his time on the Sheridan College Foundation and as a Director of Micron Industries Corp, where he served as a Director for 33 years. He and Joyce were active members of the First Presbyterian Church of Sheridan, and Don volunteered in many capacities, from serving on the Finance Committee to picking up litter on the road clean-up crew.
Don is survived by his wife, Joyce; their two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob (Elizabeth) and Tom (Jennifer); five grandchildren, Daniel, Grace, Carter, Avery, and Bennett Groneberg; and a sister, Karen (Mike) Tilma. Don was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Larry. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 10 AM, at the First Presbyterian Church of Sheridan. The Groneberg Family would like to extend our gratitude to all of the staff at the Westview Health Care Center and the Mountain View Living Center of Sheridan, WY for their attentiveness and loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Don’s name to the First Presbyterian Church of Sheridan or the charity of your choice.