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Todd Gruetzmacher
August 7, 1962 - July 4, 2020

Todd A. Gruetzmacher, 57, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 4, 2020 in Yoakum, Texas.  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, a private burial service will take place in the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery near Westgate, officiated by Rev. Herbert Mueller III.  The family has requested any memorials be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church in Westgate.

Todd was born on August 7, 1962 to Bruce and Doris (Potratz) Gruetzmacher in Oelwein, Iowa.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Westgate, Iowa, and was a lifelong member there.  He attended St. Peter Lutheran School in Westgate, and Wapsie Valley Schools in Fairbank.

Todd worked for various employers during the years of his life, including Martin Brothers, Tyson, Golden Transfer, Abraxis, and most recently, the Eddy Company in Yoakum. 

Todd will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love for family and friends.  He enjoyed many outdoor activities including assisting with family farming operations, boating, fishing, hunting, and travel.

He is survived by his mother, Doris, siblings: Terry (Renae) Gruetzmacher, Tracy (Barb) Gruetzmacher, and Kim (Jim) Kurt; nephew Kyle (Natalie) Weber, niece Gina (Mike) Rekers, and nephew Mike (Christy) Gruetzmacher.  He is also survived by great-nephews: Klay, Weston, and Kohen Rekers, William and Benjamin Weber, Ayden Donahue, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father and his maternal and paternal grandparents, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


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Scott & Carolyn Bly - Mooresville NC on September 8, 2020 at 7:24 AM said:

Doris & Family

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Todd was a great friend of my Dad and helped our family a lot as Dad grew old. We always appreciated everything your family did for the Blys.

May your hearts heal back & know that Todd will Rest In Peace

The Blys
Sheryl, Richard & Dalene Gosse on July 21, 2020 at 9:08 PM said:

Doris and Family: We are thinking of you all during your loss, cherish your memories. Be close with family n friends. We are all hear for you.
Colleen Flynn Irvine on July 21, 2020 at 9:21 AM said:

Doris, Kim, and family,
We are so saddened to hear of Todd's passing. You all have our deepest sympathy. He sounds like a wonderful, loving, "full-of-life" kind of man, and I am sure he will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts will remain with you, as you navigate through this life without his physical presence.
John & Pat McBride on July 20, 2020 at 6:44 PM said:

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Annette Rau Kress on July 20, 2020 at 10:46 AM said:

My condolences to your family. I am thinking of you.
Sally Williams Ives on July 18, 2020 at 6:15 PM said:

Dear Doris and Family ~

Please know that you are in my prayers during this most difficult time, and as you heal from your loss.

May God Bless Todd with Eternal Peace.
Cheryl & Wayne Wenthe on July 17, 2020 at 7:00 AM said:

Doris and Family,
You have our deepest sympathy at this time of loss.
We wish you Gods Grace and Peace
nancy & Lyle Miller on July 17, 2020 at 5:27 AM said:

Sincere condolences in this difficult time. We'll be saying a prayer for all. Only the good die young
Narvin Behrens and family on July 16, 2020 at 7:57 PM said:

When the widowed Eleanor Gruetzmacher married the widowed Ernest Miehe, we became part of a blended family so your loss is our loss. We grieve with you. Our Sympathy to all of you. God bless and keep you.
Don Frazer on July 16, 2020 at 12:14 PM said:

Doris and family, so sorry for your loss. Far too young!

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