Dale Gruendeman, 86


Dale Gruendeman, 86, of Tomahawk passed away Monday, June 11, 2012, at Colonial Manor in Wausau.

Dale was born March 26, 1926, in Boltonville, the son of Carl and Florence (Donath) Gruendeman. He married LaVerne Moldenhauer on July 30, 1948, in Kewaskum.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. Dale worked for his father as a milk truck driver at the Boltonville Cheese Factory for many years. He later worked for 22 years as a foreman for Hunzinger Construction in Milwaukee.

Dale vacationed in the Tomahawk area since 1962, and became a permanent resident in 1985. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and had a passion for woodworking. He was a member of Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church in Tomahawk.

Survivors include: Wife LaVerne Gruendeman of Wausau, son Gary (Georgene) Gruendeman of Markesan, sister Lila Bocher of Watertown and brother Earl (Audrey) Gruendeman of Clayton. Dale is further survived by a granddaughter, Jasmine, five step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with military rites for Dale Gruendeman will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church in Tomahawk. The Rev. Dan Solofra will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 15, at Boltonville Cemetery in Boltonville.

Krueger Family Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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