Gruwell, Asa (1890 - 1940)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 10/17/1940


Asa George Gruwell, son of Otto Gruwell and Arvilla, nee Drinkwine, was born in the Town of Warner, Clark County, Wis., on Dec. 4, 1890. After attending the public school in his township, he entered McKillip's College for students of Veterinary in 1914, graduating from this course in 1917. In 1921 he again entered a school for a post-graduate course of one year at St. Joseph's Veterinary College in Kansas City, Missouri.

On Jan. 18, 1917 he was married to Elizabeth Shemmine in Chicago. In April of that year he settled in Bonduel, Wis., where he has since resided and followed his profession. Here were born his two children, Miss Elizabeth, a registered nurse in a hospital at Shawano, and George, recently a high school graduate.

Three years ago, in 1937, the deceased and his family became members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bonduel. On Aug. 12 of this year he suffered a breakdown in health and though he was again on the gain, a second cerebral hemorrhage last Wednesday, which produced a state of coma until Friday, presaged the end. He passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 1940 at 7:15 a.m., reaching the age of 49 years, 10 months and 7 days.

The body was brought to the Schiller Funeral Parlors on Friday. On Sunday it was taken to Bonduel, where it lay in state at the Wendt Funeral Home and on Sunday evening was again brought to Greenwood.

In Bonduel Mr. Gruwell was president of the Chamber of Commerce for the past year and for two years was president of the County Conservation Club.

He is survived by his wife, daughter and son of Bonduel, his mother of Greenwood, a brother Ed in California, a cousin, Miss May Drinkwine, who make her home with his mother, and other relatives and numerous friends. His father died in 1935.

Funeral services were held at the Schiller Funeral Parlors at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and at 2:15 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. George Heilman officiated. He used as his text, John 3:16. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Lucian Butcher, Adolph Schwarze, Eben Ketchpaw, Arthur Humke, Albert Schwarze and George Humke.

The Flower girls were Jane Butcher, Dora Schiller, Ruth Zimmer, and Maxine Sloniker.



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