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Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. from the Skroch Funeral Chapel in Flandreau, for Edward A. Grunke, who died at the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, May 5, Rev., L.J. Inglebret officiated at the service.
Edward A. Grunke was born in Nebraska, December 6, 1891. He started school there and came with his parents to Flandreau in 1904. They lived in Flandreau for one year, then moved to a farm north of Flandreau, where they made their home and he completed his education in the rural schools. He worked at various farms until he entered the Army in World War I. He entered at Flandreau, July 24, 1918; was in France from September 28, 1918 until July 24, 1919; and discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, July 30, 1919. He returned to Flandreau, where he farmed until 1925, when he moved into town and worked as a carpenter and plumber until he retired. he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and member of the Flandreau Volunteer Fire Department for over 35 years.
He is survived by two brothers: Rudolph, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Raymond, Flandreau; six sisters: Mrs. John (Erna) Finlay, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Harlan (Hilda) Doten, Stewartsville, Minn.; Mrs. Leona Bauer, Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. Lucille Kelly, San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Dorothy King, St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Sam (Elsie) Holland, Baltimore, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Special music at the service was furnished by Kenneth Whaley, soloist and Mrs. Harold Tillman, accompanist. Pallbearers were: Ralph Jones, Andrew Olson, Arthur Braun, Casper Rude, Scott Neal and Mike Taylor. Interment was in the Flandreau cemetery, with Skroch Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.