Lawrence Grollmes Jr.

Lawrence Grollmes Jr.

Lawrence Joseph Grollmes Jr., 75, of Fairview, died Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Sabetha Community Hospital.

Larry was born in Seneca on April 28, 1942, the son of Lawrence Joseph Sr. and Marie Evelyn (Mohringer) Grollmes. He went to school all 12 years at Sts. Peter and Paul in Seneca, where his grandfather was the janitor and did all the work like climbing the church steeple, and greasing the bell.

After graduation, he married Patti Levret at the St. Bede’s Church in Kelly on June 24, 1961. His work years were at Wilde Tool Co. for 15 years and Wenger Manufacturing for 25 years.

Grandparents on his dad’s side were Joseph and Frances Grollmes. On his mother’s side they were Herman and Minny Mohringer. His Grandpa Herman was the sheriff and was one of the guides in his life since he was a gun collector and hunter. Larry had many good memories of hunting with his dad, Grandpa Herman and some uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patti on April 26, 2012; and his son, Lawrence Joseph Grollmes III on Sept. 24, 1967.

He is survived by sons, Tim Grollmes of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Mike (Michele) Grollmes of Topeka; daughter, Tricia (Mike) Staworski of Branson, Mo.; and five grandchildren — Sammy, Andy, Beth, Rachel and Tony.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the St. Augustine Catholic Church of Fidelity, south of Sabetha. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Interment will be made at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Augustine Catholic Church, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534.

The Sabetha Herald 3/14/2018

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