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Bert Grochowski

Bert  Grochowski

Bert Grochowski, age 77, of Durand passed away into God’s loving hands on July 4, 2021 at Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee.

Bert was born on June 18, 1944. He was the son of Lambert “Blackie” and Florence E. “Betty” (Black) Grochowski. He grew up in Durand and graduated from Durand High School. Bert married Joyce McDonough in 1966.

Bert was self-employed in several different vocations throughout his life. His lifelong interest was in driving truck. In addition, over the years he was an auctioneer, worked with construction equipment, and dabbled in farming. He drove school bus and, more recently, drove Durand sports teams to games across the state.

Bert is survived by his wife; Joyce, two children; Tammy (Kenny) Lampro and Terry (Bernadette), both of Arkansaw, two grandchildren, Megan (fiancé Spencer) and Caleb (Ciara), two step grandchildren; Sara and Shaun and four great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held 4:00-8:00PM Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Bert. Sympathy to Joyce and family during this difficult time.

  2. Sharon I. Gingras

    We send our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Hold tight your memories.
    J. Henry and Sharon Gingras

  3. Peggy Snyder

    So sorry to hear this! We bought our land to build our home from Bert & Joyce. Kind friendly people! Welcomed us to the neighborhood with open arms! Sympathy to Joyce, Tammy & Terry & families! You are in our thoughts & prayers!

  4. Crystal Dow

    So sorry for Bert's passing.....it must have been a total shock....I'm thinking of Joyce and fmily! Hold on to your memories . .love crystal Dow


    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joyce and the family.

  6. Dick and Doshie Grey

    Our Sincere Sympathy to Joyce and Grochowski Family. We remember Bert well when were were still living in Durand. Don't know anyone who didn't like him. A live well lived.

  7. Barb Gibson

    Sympathy to the family and prayers.

  8. Jim Henry

    So sorry to hear of your loss Joyce! Bert always brought a smile to everyones face with his light hearted banter and I know Mom & Dad appreciated all you guys did for them. Bert was a good friend to many and will be dearly missed, although he still brings a smile to my face thinking of the many ribbings I took from him over the years, dating all the way back to high school football games.

    Rest in peace Bert and our thoughts and prayers go out to Joyce and the family.

    Jim & Barb Henry

  9. Sandy Drier

    Sorry for your loss. I will miss his huge smile & his jokes.

  10. Bruce King

    My condolences to Joyce and the family. Bert was a one of a kind man with a great sense of humor and will be missed.

  11. Val and Dan Rislove

    Our condolences to Tammy and her family. Eternal rest grant unto Bert, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

  12. Rose Prissel

    So sorry to hear of Bert's passing. Deepest sympathy to Joyce, Tammy, Terry & families. Will miss his story telling & his laughter! RIP Bert

  13. Twylah Ottman

    Joyce my deepest sympathies at Bert’s passing. May you find strength in your family and friends.
    Sincerely, Twylah Ottman

  14. Terry & Connie Weber

    Sending our sincere sympathy to Joyce and the family. Will always remember Burt with a smile! We sure had a lot of fun back in the day.

  15. Jeff and Karen Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families. Bert will be missed.

  16. Albert Koenigsberg

    Joyce and Family, it's so sad to hear of Bert's passing. I pray that his transition to the eternal life and spiritual world can bring you a moment of peace. Even though I live in Florida I have grown to love him as a brother. May G-d Embrace Bert by His Devine Light and may he fly with the angels. G-d Bless Albie

  17. Jean Fredickson

    My heart and prayers are with he family.
    Bert and Bill will have so much o talk about.

  18. Chuck and Rosanne Reckin

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Bert.

  19. Jack Barber

    So Sorry for your loss ! DEEPEST SYMPATHY !!

  20. Marge and Floyd Briggs

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss and know you will miss him deeply. If there is anything we can do to help please give us a call.hntuhzjo

  21. Paula Biesterveld

    Deepest sympathy, I've always enjoyed our conversation at the hospital or sporting events.

  22. Chris Schlosser-Brown

    My deepest sympathy to all of your families.

  23. John and Patty Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you and your family.
    Was a pleasure to have gotten to know Bert over last past 3 years at the bus garage.

  24. Nick and sue Sperger

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  25. Debbie Weiss

    I am so sorry to hear of Berts passing. Hugs and prayers????????

  26. Corey & Sam Jasperson

    So very sad to hear of Bert’s passing - we have many memories of Bert driving us to sporting events growing up and cheering on the team wherever we went! Sending love and hugs to the entire family.

  27. Joe and Jan Drier

    Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Bert. Such a friendly and all around nice guy! Sending our Deepest Sympathy to all!!

  28. Linda Taverna

    So sorry to hear this Joyce. You & your family are in my prayers!

  29. Amy & Matt Wayne

    All of our sympathies to the family! Burt was such a great guy!

  30. Pat simpson

    Joyce so sorry to hear this new.
    Condolences to you and your family.zedu

  31. Bob and Mary Zika and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Grochowski Family.

  32. Char and Ron Larrabee

    Prayers for Joyce and the family

  33. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Sending our sympathy Joyce to you and your family. Just visited with Bert at a ballgame a few months ago in Elmwood. RIP Bert

  34. Carma Koller

    Sympathy and prayers for the entire family????

  35. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our sympathy to all.

  36. Paul & Mary Rasmussen

    Our most heart felt condolences to you Joyce, Tammy, Terry and your families. Bert and you Joyce were like family in everything you did to helps us over the years. We will always remember both of your kind heartedness and quick humor to lighten our spirits. May Bert rest in peace with Blackie and Betty.

  37. Sheri Baker

    Uncle Bert you were 1 in a Million !!
    Rest In Peace !!

    Sheri Baker
    Kris , Adrianna , Kampbell Almsted

  38. Tony Gunderson

    Deepest sympathies...

    We will miss Bert stopping at Hurlburt's and giving us all a hard time. We always enjoyed his stories....

  39. Marty & Diane Prissel

    Condolences to the families.

  40. Linda and Steve Talford

    Deepest sympathy to Joyce and family. Bert always had a joke to share!

  41. John and Judy Parr

    Hugs to all

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