Robert J. Gruenewald, 82, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in New Haven, MO.

Robert J. Gruenewald, 82, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in New Haven, MO.

Mr. Gruenewald was born in Belleville, IL on April 13, 1926, the son of the late Frank and Minnie (Fischer) Gruenewald.

He was a member of Colonial Hills Community of Christ Church in Blue Springs and Cross Street Community of Christ in Shiloh, IL. He was a retired pressman from Illini Printing Company of East St. Louis. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and Air Force during WWII.

He was the husband of Jackie D. (Bailey) Gruenewald, they were married November 27, 1948 at Belleville, IL, she survives in Blue Springs.

He is also survived by two sons, Brad Gruenewald of New Haven, MO, Todd Gruenewald of Millstadt, IL; daughter, Jan Jones and husband Steve of Blue Springs, MO; grandchildren, Seth, Casey and Trevor Gruenewald, Jennifer Summers and Matthew and Juilanne Jones; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Sawyer Summers.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Lynne Gruenewald Bond.

A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday November 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Colonial Hills Community of Christ in Blue Springs, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m.