In memory of

Donald Henry Gronemeyer

June 20, 1952 - July 4, 2019
From: Odebolt, IA
Donald Henry Gronemeyer

Donald Henry Gronemeyer

Born: June 20, 1952
Died: July 4, 2019
Age: 67
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     Donald Henry Gronemeyer, age 67 of Odebolt, IA, passed away on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Don was born on June 20, 1952, in Storm Lake, IA, to P.J. and Leota “Odie” (Roeh) Gronemeyer. He graduated from Odebolt-Arthur High School with the class of 1971. Following graduation, Don enlisted into the United States Army. He trained in Fort Riley, KS, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and Fort Bliss, TX and then stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1974. 

     Don and his life partner, of 42 years, Jewelene Rosemeyer raised daughter, Jasmine in Westside, IA. Then later moved back to Odebolt, IA, in 1987. Don began working for Farmland/Smithfield Foods in Denison, IA, in 1977 and worked there until he retired in August 2015. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool, and Foosball. He was an avid NHRA drag race fan and Kansas City Chiefs fan. Don was a devoted partner, dad, grandpa, and dog owner; was kind and good to everyone. He was always generous and loyal to his friends and family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

     Don is survived by his partner, Jewelene Rosemeyer of Odebolt, daughter Jasmine Rosemeyer, and granddaughter Hannah Rosemeyer, both of Galva, and many extended family members and friends. 

     Don was preceded in death by his parents; half brothers: Dale, Tom, and Lyle Gronemeyer, and half-sister Marion Reis. 


Memorial Service
2:00 p.m., Tuesday
July 16, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa
5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday
July 15, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa


Monday, July 15, 2019 at 12:05 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss, Jeweleen. Please know you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.”
- Kristy Dewey
Monday, July 15, 2019 at 6:54 AM
“So sorry for your loss. He was the nicest guy and am glad to consider him a good friend. My though and prayers are with you and your family

- Paula Larson Courter
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:55 PM
“Sorry to hear this sad news. I always thought of Don as more of a cousin than an uncle because of our closeness in age. Very fond memories of hanging out in Odebolt and playing in the back of PJ's store. ”
- Jana (Gronemeyer) Kurth
Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:16 AM
“Sorry to hear of Don's passing. RIP.”
- Richard Freese
Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:16 AM
“Sorry to hear the passing of Don I worked with Don in the late 70's early 80's at Farmland Foods in Denison Iowa”
- Steven Segebart
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 5:12 PM
“Jeweleen, so sorry to read the passing of Donnie! Know that I am thinking of you and my thoughts and prayers are with you! If there’s anything we can do as neighbors please feel free to give me a shout!! My sympathy to you and the family!”
- Sara
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