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Carl A. Gromeaux, 93, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Tuesday, November 28, 1919, in Allen County to the late Eli and Agnes (Gibson) Gromeaux.
Carl married Dorothy A. Murphy on September 22, 1945; she survives
He served in the United States Army during WWII, rising to the rank of Private First Class. In the European Theater, during the Rhineland Campaign of 1944, Carl was captured by the Germans and spent time as a prisoner of war.
He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroeville and the Monroeville American Legion Post 420. Carl retired from International Harvester in 1976 with over 30 years of service.
Among survivors are two daughters, Sheila (James) Harrington of Hoagland, and Andrea (Dale) Gromeaux-Schnaith of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Ryann Harrington, Tarrah Altevogt, and Brett Harrington; and seven great-grandchildren, Blake Altevogt, Aiden Altevogt, Hannah Harrington, Whitney Harrington, Gabriel Harrington, Grace Harrington, and Charlotte Harrington.
Carl was preceded in death by four brothers, Elmer, Gaylord, Merlin, and Leslie Gromeaux; and five sisters, Goldie Baker, Marcella Reuille, Pearl Gerardot, Theresa Thomas, and Velma Rohrbaugh.
Friends will be received from noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Sunday, February 3, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville. A rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 4, at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church. Fr. Stephen Colchin will officiate.
Burial will follow at St. Rose Catholic Cemetery with Military Graveside Services conducted by American Legion Post 420 Color Guard.
Preferred memorials are to the American Legion Post 420 of Monroeville or the St. Rose Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.