Robert Gronotte

Robert Michael "Bob" Gronotte Sr.

Saturday, February 5th, 1944 - Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Robert M. Gronotte Sr., “Bob” passed away at home on Monday, May 18, 2020, at the age of 76, after a six-month battle with lung cancer. Bob was born on February 5, 1944, in Evansville, IN to Henry and Lorraine Gronotte.

Bob was a 1962 graduate of St. Xavier High School and attended Western Kentucky University. Bob was a hard-working and dedicated fire protection consultant for 39 years, retiring at the age of 62 from Liberty Mutual Insurance. In retirement, Bob especially enjoyed spending time at the lake fishing, as well as traveling, golfing and spending time with his family and friends. Bob was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty (Fouts) Gronotte, and three children, Rob Gronotte, Jr. of Portland, OR; Tim Gronotte and daughter Kaitlyn of Knightdale, NC; and Kelly Gronotte Kempf, husband Steve, Jr., and their sons Joseph and Parker of Del Mar, CA. Also surviving are his siblings Don Gronotte (Marsha), Tom Gronotte, Judy Griffin, and David Gronotte (Betsy).

There will be a private funeral on Friday at Highlands Funeral Home followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Wayside Christian Mission, PO Box 7249, Louisville, KY 40257;
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Anita Richter

Posted at 09:03pm
Betty and family, I am so sorry to hear the news of Bob's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort you all. I have lost your home address in our recent move. When you have a moment, please send it to me at

Betty and I worked together years ago in Public Relations at St. Anthony Medical Center, when the boys were very young.

Anita Travis Richter

Tony Eyl

Posted at 10:23am
Words cannot express the sadness of losing Bob. He was our lifelong friend of 56 years, travel companion, fishing buddy.
He and Betty went to Europe with us, Florida to fish, and the last trip to Istanbul June 2018. Bob loved talking about
the stock market and politics. Bob also was a devout Catholic, going to Mass every weekend, even on fishing trips.
We will never forget you Bob. Say a prayer for all of us. We know that you are in a better place.
With love,
Tony and Pat Eyl

tim vickie goldy

Posted at 07:57am
So sorry to hear of our wonderful neighbors passing. We were blessed to know Bob. He was a good man. We will miss you very much here at the lake. Our condolences to Betty and family. Tim and Vickie Goldy

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