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William Vincent "Bill" Grootonk, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1930
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1995
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

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(. (.` William V. "Bill" Grootonk-

The Grootonk family was in a major car accident when a street car hit their car and drug them 225 feet in March of 1937. The accident had occurred on Mission BLVD in California.

Matilda his sister passed away a little after the accident took place. She was only 9 years old. William V. Grootonk Sr., Bill's father was suffering from Spinal Cord injuries and passed away not long after her. William V. Grootonk Jr., himself incurred a fracture skull (per newspaper article). William Jr. was only 10 years at the time of the accident.

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GROOTONK -- William V.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Tuesday, August 29, 1995
Deceased Name: GROOTONK -- William V. GROOTONK --

William V., 65, passed away Friday Aug. 25, 1995 due to chemotherapy complications. A San Diego native, he was a decorated Master Sergeant who served in the Korean War, after which he spent his life in the construction industry including acting as Congregational District Delegate in the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Until Bill's retirement in 1993 he served as a special representative for the Southern California District Council of Carpenters Local +1506. He is survived by his loving wife Cindy, 5 children Bill of Leucadia, Naydyne Hinkle of Escondido, Diana Grootonk of Huntington Beach, Lynette Hulsey of Chula Vista, and Dawn Nicholas of San Diego, 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. The family deeply extends their warmest appreciation and thanks to all of Bill's long time friends. Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 29th at El Cajon Mortuary, 684 South Mollison, El Cajon. In lieu of flowers donations accepted at Valle de Oro Bank, c/o the William V. Grootonk Memorial Fund.

Thank you so very much ~ ♥ ƸӜƷ ♥ ~Jerry Huffman~♥ ƸӜƷ ♥~ for sending me the above obit, God Bless you!!

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Sibings:
Matilda Eliza "Tillie" Grootonk
Rudolph Albert "Rudy" Grootonk
Gloria Margaret Grootonk-Torres
Rose Marie "Rosie" Grootonk Snider
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 Parents:
  William Vincent Grootonk (1889 - 1937)
  Ygnacia Aza Grootonk (1898 - 1988)
 
 Children:
  James Vincent Grootonk (1962 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matilda Eliza Grootonk (1927 - 1937)*
  William Vincent Grootonk (1930 - 1995)
  Rudolph Albert Grootonk (1931 - 1996)*
  Gloria Margaret Grootonk Torres (1932 - 1993)*
  Rose Marie Grootonk Snider (1936 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

William V. Grootonk
SGT USA
1930 1995

 
Note: I would also like to thank ƸӜƷ Linda Claxton ƸӜƷ for taking the time out of her day for finding my Uncle's memorial marker!!
SGT, US ARMY
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: CBB, 1, 69
 
Maintained by: Husband & Wife❣
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 727827
William Vincent Bill Grootonk, Jr
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William Vincent Bill Grootonk, Jr
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William Vincent Bill Grootonk, Jr
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- Linda Claxton
 Added: Aug. 9, 2013
Rest In Peace
- Jerry Huffman
 Added: Aug. 6, 2013
My great uncle!!
- Husband & Wife❣
 Added: Jul. 22, 2013
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