DeLor D. Gruenewald

DeLor D. Gruenewald, 83, died at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD on September 26, 2009. Visitation will be Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at Koehn Bros. Funeral Chapel in Corsica, SD with burial following in Graceland Cemetery in Corsica, SD.

DeLor D. Gruenewald was born on July 21, 1926 to William and May (Gill) Gruenewald in Mitchell, SD. He lived in Corsica, SD where he attended school until he served in the Merchant Marines for a year and a half. He married Enid M. Ryberg of White River, SD in 1947. To this union, 5 children were born. DeLor farmed, dairy farmed, but mostly worked construction in various locations. He lived in California, Colorado, and Wyoming, but was always drawn to Corsica, his home. He was married breifly to Toni Ferea and Jackie Plooster. He lived in Corsica for the past 30 years, the past two years he lived at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in Corsica. He died on September 26, 2009 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 83.

He is survived by 5 children: Dan Gruenewald and wife, Harriet of Pickstown, SD; Lori Bilodeau and husband, Peter of Sandpoint, ID; Randall Gruenewald and wife, Reny of Rocklin, CA; Donna Wagner of Modesto, CA; and Gary Gruenewald and wife, DeeAnn of Salinas, CA; brother, Leon Gruenewald of Corsica, SD; sister, May Assmus of Armour, SD; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Lorain, and 4 brothers, William, Orval, Dean, and Farris.