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Jeffrey H. Gruenke Sr.

Oct 02, 1948 - May 15, 2022


Jeffrey Gruenke was born on October 2, 1948 and passed away on May 15, 2022 at the age of 73. He attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan South High School with the class of 1967. Jeffrey was united in marriage with Patricia on September 21, 1968 and shared 48 years together until her passing. He proudly served his county in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from July 12, 1968 until April 17, 1970 and was able to go on the Honor Flight in October of 2017. During his working years, Jeffrey made a lifetime career at Schultz Sav-O Stores. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Wilson. He enjoyed playing softball, golfing, bowling, horseshoes, grilling outdoors and watching the Brewers, Bucks and Packers. Jeffrey was very fond of his entire family and made sure they were always the center of his life.
Jeffrey is survived by his children, Tracy (Ron) Noll, Jeffrey Gruenke Jr., Krista (Steve) Cobb and Becky Gruenke; grandchildren, Dekker, Turner, Seaver, Taylor, Cameron, Sophie, Caitlyn, Alyssa and Izaak; great-grandchild, Kayden; siblings, Jane (Julian) Jetzer, Joette (Conrad) Martin, Judy (Chuck) Stroo, Jesse (Nancy) Gruenke and Jacqueline (Jeff) Gordon and sister-in-law, Barb Gruenke. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jeffrey is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Gruenke; parents, Albert and Jeanette Gruenke; brothers, James (Bernice) Gruenke and Jack Gruenke; grandson Parker and sister-in-law, Virginia Duchow.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Deidre Faust and Sharon S. Richardson community Hospice for all of the care given to Jeffrey.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Friday May 20, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]

Funeral Mass

Date: Friday May 20, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]



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Dale Brienen

When The Pig first opened in Plymouth I was 16 and Jeff was the assistant manager. Always a great guy to work with! I often wondered where he ended up. Sorry for your loss.

Larry & Janice McGray

Sorry to hear about Jeffrey. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Our prayers are with you. God Bless.

Missy Gilipsky

My heart goes out to the entire family. Always enjoyed working with Jeff. Whenever I’d run into him we had fun reminiscing about ours years at Piggly Wiggly and all the good times. Prayers and healing to everyone ❤️

Harvey and Barbara Wolfert

Such fun memories from our family picnics and you and Pat in high school.

Mary Jane Tauschek

Dear Gruenke Family I'm so very sorry for your loss You have my prayers and big hugs to everyone!

Bob Drews

Dear Gruenke Family. I remember Jeffrey from high school. May you find peace and comfort. God bless you. Bob Drews South High Class of '67


Joette, I'm sorry to hear about your brother. May your memories of him heal your heart.

Kim Canisius-Hemsing

My heartfelt condolences to the family on the passing of your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Pamela Loehr

My deepest sympathy to Heart & Prayers go out to everyone.....❤❤❤

Kelly Schwanke

My deepest sympathy to the whole family Jeff was an amazing Grandpa to my boys and so good to me. He will be missed love snd and prayers to you all. Love Kelly.