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John Joseph Grodzicki, Age :79

Sep 20,1938---Jun 29,2018

John J. Grodzicki, 79, died at home on Friday, June 29th surrounded by his loving family. John was born on September 20, 1938 in East St. Louis, Illinois, to John Joseph and Helen (Benak) Grodzicki. John is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Mary Ann (Honaker); daughter Dianne (Marty) Peterson and sons David (Jason) and Daniel (Ann); 6 grandchildren: Kayla, Cody Peterson, Tyler Peterson, Jarret, Jackson and Julia. He is also survived by his brothers Bob (Barb) and Rich (Sue) and their children. John was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother Joe (Pat). John graduated from McCray-Dewey high school in Troy, IL in 1956 and from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1960. John served in the US Army from 1961-1964. His career began as an auditor for the General Accounting Office and later for Health and Human Services. He retired in August 1994. After retirement, he worked for 20 years for Omnisec International doing background investigations. John and Mary Ann spent winter months in Mesa, AZ. While there, he was Treasurer for the Arizona Chapter of P.o.L.K.of A. Polka dancing was a big part of his life and he traveled to many states to dance and made many wonderful friends from all over the country and Canada. John was devoted to his family. He rarely missed any of his grandchildren's baseball, softball, soccer, or basketball games. He also attended many golf lessons, golf tournaments, dance, and band performances. Rosary will be Sunday, July 8 at 1:45 pm, with visitation from 2:00-4:00 at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia St., Lenexa, KS 66215. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, July 9 at 10:00am at Good Shepherd Catholic Church at 12800 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS 66216. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John’s memory to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2946 E Banner Gateway Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234 or Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 12800 W 75th Street, Shawnee, KS 66216

Additional Service:
Rosary
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date of Service:
Jul 08 ,2018
Time of Service:
1:45 PM
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Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date of Service:
Jul 08 ,2018
Time of Service:
2:00 PM
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Funeral Mass
Location:
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Address:
12800 W 75th St.
City:
Shawnee
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66216
Date of Service:
Jul 09 ,2018
Time of Service:
10:00 AM
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