Earl Louis Grupe

March 8, 1929 ~ August 4, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old


In Loving Memory:

Earl Louis Grupe,93, a longtime resident of Xenia, IL entered into eternal rest on August 4, 2022.

Earl was born on March 8,1929 in St. Louis Mo. to the late Albert Grupe and Eva (Boudinot) Grupe.  In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his step-father Cecil Cozart, one son Brian Grupe, a grandson Mathew Fussell, and ex-wife Mary Ann (Horton) Grupe.

Those who remain to mourn his passing are his son Dane (Anna) Grupe of Hamburg, IL; 2 daughters: Carrol (Wayne) Fussell of Blue Ridge, Georgia and Bonnie (Bob) Steinmetz of Columbia, MO; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, along with dear friends Roger and Connie McGrew, and other relatives.

Earl worked and retired from Granite City Steel with over 30years of service.

Earl loved gardening and tending his little farm where he would spend hours out in the fields, even at age 92. He also loved doing puzzles, some of which were breathtaking.

Although Earl is no longer with us, we will miss him dearly and he will forever live in our hearts.

Graveside funeral services for Earl Louis Grupe will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Garrison Temple Cemetery, north of Keenes, IL.  A private family visitation will be held prior to the graveside services.  Young Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences, memories, and words of encouragement may be left at


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Graveside Service
August 12, 2022

11:30 AM
Garrison Temple Cemetery
County Road 1275N
Bluford, IL 62814


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