Kenneth Dean Grupe (68) of Dieterich

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Published on May 28 2013 5:25 pm

Kenneth Dean 'Deno' Grupe, 68, of Dieterich, Illinois, formerly of Altamont died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Mr. Grupe was born Sunday, January 7, 1945 in Effingham to Milan and Mary (Cavanaugh) Grupe. He married Cindy Wetnight Guthrie March 13, 2002. He was retired from World Color Press where he had been an operator. He was an avid NASCAR and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He loved reading and working outside.

Surviving are his wife; mother, Mary Grupe of Effingham; sons, Jeff (wife Paula) Grupe of Cowden, Mike (wife Sheri) Grupe of Effingham, Rob (wife Beth) Grupe of Effingham and Lucas Grupe of Dieterich; daughter, Dena (husband Carl) Conner of Chatham, brother, Steve (wife Jenny) Grupe of Center Point, Tex.; sister, Peg (husband Rich) Wilfong of Tucson, Ariz. and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; son, Richie Grupe and grandson, Reece Grupe.