Henry Leo Groleau, 19222006 (aged 83 years)

Birth May 17, 1922
Tech, Grade 5, U.S. Army, World War II

30th President of the United States
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August 2, 1923 (aged 1 year)

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March 4, 1929 (aged 6 years)

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March 4, 1933 (aged 10 years)

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April 12, 1945 (aged 22 years)

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January 20, 1953 (aged 30 years)

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November 22, 1963 (aged 41 years)

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January 20, 1969 (aged 46 years)

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August 9, 1974 (aged 52 years)

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Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977 (aged 54 years)

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Ronald Reagan
January 20, 1981 (aged 58 years)

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George H W Bush
January 20, 1989 (aged 66 years)

42nd President of the United States
Bill Clinton
January 20, 1993 (aged 70 years)

43rd President of the United States
George W Bush
January 20, 2001 (aged 78 years)

Death March 27, 2006 (aged 83 years)
Burial March 31, 2006 (4 days after death)
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Henry Leo Groleau, 1922—2006

Henry Groleau, 83, Weeping Water, died at the home on Monday, March 27, 2006.

Mr. Groleau was born May 17, 1922, in St. Jacques, Michigan, to Joseph and Emma (Montpelier) Groleau.  The youngest of nine surviving children, he grew up in Rapid River, Michigan, where he attended school. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, receiving the Silver and Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.

He married Betty L. Galloway July 11, 1958 in Vista, California.  They moved to a farm south of Weeping Water.  During that time he was a Scoutmaster for several years and worked at Western Electric in Omaha.  In 1965 Henry and Betty moved to a acreage near Murdock where they lived until moving back to Weeping Water in 1993.  Henry retired from Lucent Technologies (formerly Western Electric) in 1984.

While living in the Murdock area, Henry was a member of the United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the church choir and served on the board of Trustees.  After returning to Weeping Water, Henry became a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ where he enjoyed singing in the choir until his health declined.  He was also a member of Weeping Water Legion Post #237.

He passed a way on March 27, 2006 at his home following a lengthy illness with Parkinson’s Disease.

Henry is loved and will greatly missed by his wife, Betty; daughter, Theresa and her husband Mike Mowery, Taft CA; son, Thomas Groleau, Weeping Water; son, James Groleau, Panama, FL; son, Michael Groleau, York, NE; daughter, Nancy and her husband Brent Brack, Weeping Water; daughter, Annette and husband Robert Erhart, Weeping Water; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Groleau, Escanaba, MI;, Edith Stevens, Council Bluffs, IA; Louise Galloway, Omaha, NE; Brother-in-law, Conley and wife Esther Galloway, Fallbrook, CA; Grandchildren, Michael Gregory and wife Joanna, Karen Gregory, Mandi Gregory, Angela Bratcher and husband Jay, LaNette Dahill and husband Mike, Roseann Wolfe, Joshua Groleau and wife Coleen, Andrew Groleau, Dawn Roberts, Christopher Groleau, Evan Galloway, Benjamin Brack and wife Shannon, Holly Brack, Rachel Hansen and husband Jason, Amber Ellinwood and husband Chris; twenty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition are a multitude of nieces and nephews and their families.

Preceded in death by his parents,three sisters Jane, Aurora, and Cecile, and five brothers Ovila, Albert, Herman, Lawrence, and William.

FUNERAL SERVICE 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 31, at the First Congregational Church with Rev. Renae V. Koehler officiating.  VISITATION will be from 1-4 p.m., Thursday at the Hammons Family Funeral Chapel, and from 5-9 p.m. with Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Weeping Water.

Interment Oakwood Cemetery in Weeping Water.  Military honors by American Legion post #237.  Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Research Center and/or Family’s Choice.  Condolences expressed at www.hammonsfs.com

A combination of information provided by Hammons Family Funeral Home and Heartland Pioneers.