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Louis Grone III

In Loving Memory

Grone, Louis Henry III

Louis Henry Grone III, Bonita Springs, FL, March 4, 2024, age 86, of natural causes. Lou is survived by his caring wife of thirty years, Joanne (nee Jankovic); his former wife Kay (nee Spears) and their children: Louis H Grone IV (Diane) of St Louis MO, Greg (Peggy) of St Charles MO, and Katherine Kaiman (Bob) of Old Monroe MO; three grandchildren Cory Grone, Lou Grone V (Aycid), Sally Kelly (Josh); great grandchildren Lou VI and Margot Kelly; stepdaughters Lisa Trask (nee Bompezzi; Dave) and Tracy Wunderlich (nee Bompezzi; Mike); stepgrandchildren Jason, Savanna and Braden, Natalie and Bryce; his sisters Mary Lou Golier of New Jersey, and Susan McKee of St Louis; and six nieces. Born Dec 2, 1937, in St. Louis, MO to Louis H Grone II and Mary J Grone (nee Gardner). Lou attended Chaminade Preparatory High School before studying Business Administration at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Upon graduation, Lou joined his father, uncle and cousin to help run the family cafeteria business, which was started in 1931 during the depression by his grandfather, Louis Henry Grone I, who said “well, everybody has to eat!” Lou operated Grone Cafeterias, Inc. with his cousins and sons and was president of the organization when it closed in 2004 after 73 years of proudly serving their famous homemade pies and roast beef. Many faithful customers found community and comfort at Grone’s. He also served on the Board of Directors for St Johns Bank and Trust Co., as well as terms as president for Forest Hills Country Club in Chesterfield, MO and the Greater St Louis Restaurant Association. Lou and Joanne moved to Bonita Springs, Florida in 2006 to enjoy warm weather and their passion for the game of golf at Worthington CC. He is fondly remembered for his deep kindness and gentle manner.
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