Wilbert Gruenefeld

Wilbert Henry Gruenefeld, of Jonesburg, passed away on May 18, 2019 at the age of 88.

He was born April 6, 1931, in Truesdale.

Wilbert married Cleona “June” Gruenefeld on October 3, 1970. They shared 46 years together.

Wilbert enjoyed hunting, mowing grass, playing pinochle and sitting in his yard. He worked for the State Highway Dept. from 1956-1973 and then spent his days working odd jobs as a handyman. Wilbert did not know a stranger and loved telling stories. He could talk for hours, but never made a long story short as he himself was "a page in a different book" a quote he always used when telling stories.

Wilbert was known to have a firm handshake for everyone he met and had a famous "HA" laugh that made him stand out. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his five children, Diana Kay (Randy) Roark of Bellflower, Larry Wade (Kathy) Gruenefeld of High Hill, Robert Clay (Sheila) Gruenefeld of Warrenton, Connie Sue (Bryan Moore) Gruenefeld of Belpre, Ohio, Timothy Eugene Gruenefeld of Jonesburg, Edward H. Gruenefeld of Jonesburg; two brothers, Darrell (Toni) Gruenefeld, Ralph (Diane) Gruenefeld of Danville; six grandsons, Michael Roark, Jason Roark, Christopher (Sydney) Gruenefeld, Matthew (Krystle) Gruenefeld, Kevin Wells, Thomas (Amy) Gruenefeld; five granddaughters, Carie (James) Biggs, Sherry (Robert) Fairow, Jaclyn (Zane) Hake, Kayla (Corey) Hart, Samantha Howell; 19 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Gruenefeld, mother, Carrie Gruenefeld, wife, Cleona "June" Gruenefeld, son, David Neal Gruenefeld, granddaughter, Stephanie Howell, 2 brothers, Donald Gruenefeld, Gilbert Gruenefeld, sister, Shirley Coleman.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 23, from 3-8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 106 W. Lions, Jonesburg. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jonesburg.

Memorials can be given to Jonesburg Historical Museum in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 126, Warrenton, MO 63383.


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