Glenn A. Gruenke, 54, of Aurora, IL formerly of Sheboygan, WI passed away surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Glenn was born on November 26, 1963 in Sheboygan, WI the son of Alfred and Joyce (Nelson) Gruenke. He graduated in 1982 from Sheboygan South High School. In 1986 he moved to Aurora with the help of his brother and he started Glenn’s Glass Repair which he still currently owned and operated. On November 9, 1991 he married the love of his life Tamara Tomazin and they would spend the next 27 years together. Glenn enjoyed the outdoors and loved to disc golf, fish, camp, and hike and especially looked forward to his annual trip to Devil’s Lake. He was a longtime member of Annunciation Catholic Church. He will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by his wife Tamara; daughters Paige Rose and Madison Margaret; siblings, Gordon (Therese), Geraldine and Grant (Barbara); mother-in-law Patricia Tomazin; in-laws, Debbie (Ronald) Reinholz, Patrick Tomazin, Colleen (David) Kapellen. He is also survived by his Godchild Jolene Kamin, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, countless friends and his beloved dog Rosie. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Andrew John; brother, Gregory Anton; father-in-law, Franklin Tomazin and beloved dog Molly. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Kaushik Patel and the staff at Rush Copley Care Cancer Center and Oncology and the staff of Unit A Med Surgery Floor for the love and compassion that was shown to Glenn. A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of memorial mass at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church 1439 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan, WI. A memorial visitation will also be held on, Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html for ALK Positive Lung Cancer Research.
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