Archive for Wednesday, September 8, 1999


September 8, 1999



Topeka -- Graveside services for Leland A. "Dick" Grotewohl, 95, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.

Mr. Grotewohl died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.

He was born Jan. 21, 1904, in Topeka, the son of Warner and Edith (Harr) Grotewohl, and graduated from Topeka High School in 1922.

Mr. Grotewohl was commissioner of taxes and insurance systems for the city of Chicago before retiring in 1968. He also worked for several years at Security Benefit Assn. He had been a tax investigator with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Prestwick Country Club in Chicago and was on board of directors of the Civic Federation of Chicago.

He married Mildred P. Grotewohl Feb. 28, 1923. She died in 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Olson, Topeka; one son, Jack L., Lawrence; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Topeka Rescue Mission and they can be sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 1321 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka 66608.

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