Joseph J. Grum

February 29, 1924July 8, 2018

Joseph (Papa Joe) Grum passed away July 8, 2018. He was born to Joseph and Anna Grum on February 29, 1924. He attended Mother of God Catholic School and graduated after 8 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the air force. He worked for United States Steel Corporation for 32 years. He retired at age 62. He loved sports. Cubs baseball and Green Bay Packers football. He was an avid golfer. He worked at the A & P grocery store for 15 years. He worked at Sunset Foods Lake Forest for 24 1/2 years. He loved all of his fellow workers. He loved all of his shoppers and always greeted them with a smile. He loved his breakfast meetings at McDonalds.

He is survived by his sons Michael Grum, Patrick (Linn) Grum; daughter Katie Grum; grandchildren Justin and Brittany and his brother, Robert (Mary Ann) Grum;. He is preceded in death by his wife of over fifty years, Beverly Grum.

Visitation will be at Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5 to 8pm at Marsh Funeral Home (Washington St. Cemetery Rd)

Visitation, Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9am at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL. Catholic Mass to follow at 10am. Burial to follow at Ascension Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franciscan Ministries, Lindenhurst, IL.

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  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, July 13, 2018

Joseph J. Grum

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Brenda Barlow

July 10, 2018

Katie & Grum Family my deepest condolences, may your father forever rest in peace.
Brenda Barlow

Ann Bozarth

July 9, 2018

My condolences to the Grum family. I loved hearing stories about Papa Joe from Katie. Those are great memories you will have forever.