Obit: Gronski, Doreen A. (1947 – 2008)
Surnames: Gronski, Knutson, Oppegard, Goldsmith, Kleba, Nerby, Schnick, Spaulding, Kaplinski
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) December 24, 2008
Gronski, Doreen A. (7 February 1947 – 17 December 2008)
Doreen A. (Oppegard) Gronski, 61, of Hixton and formerly of Kenosha died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls.
Doreen was born Feb. 7, 1947, and was raised in Hixton by parents Donald and Hazel (Knutson) Oppegard. She graduated from high school in Black River Falls.
She married Timothy Gronski Jan. 21, 1977, in Kenosha. The couple lived in the Kenosha area for 33 years. Doreen was employed as a production foreman at Abbot Laboratories in Chicago and as a cashier at Burger King in Kenosha. In 2005, she and her husband moved to rural Hixton where they built a new home.
Doreen will be remembered for her happy disposition and helpful nature. She particularly enjoyed spending time gardening and landscaping her new home. She was also an avid reader. While living in Kenosha, she enjoyed participating in league bowling.
Doreen is survived by her husband, Timothy; her sons, Timothy Gronski Jr. of Colby and Joseph Duffy of Corona, CA; her mother, Hazel Oppegard of Black River Falls; her brother, Gaylord (Pat) Oppegard of Hixton; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Oppegard, March 30, 2007.
Funeral services for Doreen A. Gronski were held Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hixton, with Reverend John Kaplinski officiating. Friends called Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Funeral services will be followed by cremation with burial of ashes in Trinity Rest Cemetery, Hixton, at a later date.
Casketbearers were Gary Goldsmith, Jack Kleba, Ardell Knutson, Dennis Nerby, Charles Schnick and Bobby Spaulding.
The Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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