Thursday, August 18, 2016

Obit of Kenneth S. Grosenbach

 WASHINGTON - Kenneth S. Grosenbach, 90, of Washington, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 12:50 A.M. at his residence. Ken was born on August 20, 1925, in Chatsworth to William H. and Laura Glabe Grosenbach. He married Beverly Stodd in Peoria on June 23, 1951. Together, they shared 65 years of marriage.They were always together and making memories that will last forever. Bev survives and resides in Washington. Also surviving are their children, Lori (Bob) Pryor of Washington, Lynn (Bruce) Campen of Germantown Hills, and Loni Grosenbach of Washington; one grandson, Ethan Grosenbach; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
 Ken was a graduate of Washington Community High School. He worked for Wiegand & Storrer as an operating engineer, retiring in1988. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1946-1948. Ken was a member of the Hilton Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. 1143 in East Peoria and a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory. He was also a member of Operating Engineers Retiree Local 649. Ken loved working with his chainsaws, cutting firewood and spending time woodworking in his shop. He loved to save old barns and farmhouses to salvage and repurpose. He loved camping, spending time outdoors and enjoying time with his family. He will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions may be made to Illinois Cancer Care, Shriners Hospitals for Children or UnityPoint Health Hospice Care.
 The family would like to say a very special "thank you" to UnityPoint Hospice, especially to Peg, Dawn, Frank, Karen & Dr. Lagoski for their heartfelt care. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Masonic Services will be held at 5:00 P.M. and visitation will be held immediately after, until 7:00 P.M. A funeralservice for Ken will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016, at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home, with a visitation a half hour prior to the service. Chaplain Frank Valente will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in rural Morton. Ken's memorial website is available at

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