Paul Rueben Gromatzky
March 2, 1920 – March 25, 2013
Paul Gromatzky, 93, of Hamilton passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 in the Metro-Plex Hospital in Killeen. He was born March 2, 1920 in Pottsville to Esther Moerbe and Theodor (Ted) Gromatzky. He was confirmed April 14, 1935 by Rev. H.A. Stroebel at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pottsville. He was drafted into the United States Army April 8, 1942. He received his training at Ft. Lewis, Washington. Paul left for France on the U.S. Brooks September 9, 1944 and arrived September 15 in Cherbourg, France. He was wounded in the left leg November 29, 1944 in northern Frances. Paul was awarded the Purple Heart by Lieutenant General A.M. Patch of the 7th Army. He was also presented the Bronze Battle Star, a Good Conduct Ribbon, the EAME Ribbon and the Combat Infantry Badge. Paul was united in marriage to Beatrice Irene Schroeder of Alma Center, Wisconsin on February 8, 1947 at Grace Lutheran. He was very proud of his registered Delaine sheep and registered Hereford cattle. Paul took top honors at major stock shows in Texas. Paul’s passion was farming and ranching. He is survived by one brother Melvin of Tyler, 3 children Mary of Hamilton, Don and Jill, also of Hamilton, and Russell of Dunedin, Florida. He is also survived by 2 grandsons Mark of Austin and Ryan and his wife Elisha and great granddaughter Kaitlyn of Keller. Serving as pallbearers are the following: Mark Gromatzky, Ryan Gromatzky, Sonny Stephens, Marvin Schrank, Stephen Schrank and Trent Christianson. Serving as honorary pallbearers are George Melde, Martin Schrank, Gary Christian, Gene DeLoach, Rodney Brown and Tommy Cavett. Services were held March 28, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aleman with burial at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Pottsville.
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2013