Obituary for Louis Joseph Grutell
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Louis Joseph Grutell

April 25, 1936 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 84)

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Memorial services for Louis Joseph “Bud” Grutell, Jr., 84 of Norfolk, will be held at a later date. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Grutell passed away at his home on December 21, 2020.

Louis was born in Omaha on April 25, 1936, the son of Louis and Pearl (Hatfield) Grutell. He attended South High school in Omaha and later received an FCC license after intense study and dedication.

On May 28, 1955, Louis married Rita M. Kaiser at Holy Ghost Church in Omaha. The couple was blessed with 3 children.

After living in Omaha (Millard), they moved to North Platte and then Kearney where he worked in radio services. The family moved to Norfolk in 1974, and Louis was employed at Lou’s Thrifty Way. Later, he retired from the meat department at Wal-Mart. 

He was very musical and played the guitar and had a collection of guitars. He was a member of the Westwind Band, where they played at weddings and other special events. An avid Husker fan, he was a season ticket holder for many years and enjoyed every Husker game. He had artistic ability and often made flyers and posters for businesses.

Louis is survived by his two children: Louis R Grutell, of Norfolk, and Lorene (Scott) Radenz, of Norfolk; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Lynne Grutell, of Omaha and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, Rita, one daughter, Cheryl and his brother William Grutell.

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