Hastings resident Shirley J. Gronewold, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the age of 85.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joe Remmers officiating. Burial is 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Juniata Cemetery in Juniata. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday with family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Shirley was born June 24, 1934, at Hastings, NE to Clifford K. & Mildred E. (Roberts) Graham. She graduated from Juniata High School in 1951. Shirley married Glendale T. Gronewold on July 12, 1953, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; he preceded her in death on May 27, 2005.
Shirley owned and operated Juniata Cafe & Tavern for several years and was also a homemaker. She was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Harness Hustlers Horse Club, and Leroy Cheerful Workers Extension Club.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glendale T. Gronewold; son, Rodney Gronewold; brothers, Bernard, Billy, and Jimmy Graham; sisters, Dolores Konen, Naomi Hesselgesser, Alice Hansen, and Janet Brommer.
Children & Spouse:
Debbie Gronewold – Elm Creek, NE
Randy Gronewold – Hastings, NE
Nancy & Scott Smith – Wray, CO
Julie Bostock – Hastings, NE
Will Gronewold – Lincoln, NE
Carly Bostock – Lincoln, NE
Michelle (Erik) Lucero – Colorado Springs, CO
Brothers & Spouses:
Gerald “Sonny” & Colleen Graham – Aurora, CO
Pete & Helen Graham – Juniata, NE
Larry & Sandy Graham – Prosser, NE
Willa Rundle – Hastings, NE
Linda Graham – Hastings, NE
Judy Graham – Hastings, NE
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and other extended family