Theodore 'Ted' Gronczewski, age 95, Army Veteran; beloved husband for 67 years of Beverly J. (nee Markus); loving father of Cathy Johnson, Alex (Don) Christensen, Mary Gronczewski and Chris Gronczewski; devoted son of the late Walter and Alexandra Gronczewski; dear brother of the late Joseph (the late Estyr), Thomas (the late Gladys), Edward (the late Mary), Charles (the late Mary) Gronke, Helen (Erv) Nommensen, Rose (the late Gerry) Malik and Clara (the late Gene) Marshall; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews from California to New York. Ted was the husband who never forgot a wedding anniversary or Sweetest day. He was the dad that played baseball in the streets with the neighborhood kids. He was a strict and stoic father who made sure his children were raised with the same moral compass. He went to Sunday mass faithfully. He served as a member of the Battery D, 485th AAA Battalion Artillery Anti-Aircraft Division in the U.S. and on Okinawa. His honor flight trip in the Fall of 2013 was a wonderful experience that allowed him to bond once again with veterans of WW II and reinforced to him how thankful and proud his country was for his service. Visitation Friday 3-9 P.M. Funeral Saturday 9:15 A.M. from Lawn Funeral Home 7732 W. 159th St. Orland Park, IL 60462 to St. George Church Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Orland Park American Legion Memorial Post #111, c/o Matt Piwowarski, P.O. Box 413, Orland Park, IL 60462, would be appreciated. Funeral Info: 708-429-3200
3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Friday October 19, 2018
Lawn Funeral Home - Orland Park
7732 W. 159th St.
Orland Park, IL 60462 (Map/Directions)
10:00 A.M. on Saturday October 20, 2018
St. George Church
6701 W. 175th St.
Tinley Park, IL 60477 (Map/Directions)
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
6001 W. 111th Street
Alsip, IL 60482 (Map/Directions)