Clifford Frank Gronholm Sr.
June 3, 1950 – November 2, 2023
Clifford Frank Gronholm Sr., 73, of Merrill, WI, passed away on November 2, 2023. He was born on June 3, 1950, in Ashland WI, to the late Kosti and Helen Gronholm. Clifford was an Electrician for his entire career until retirement. He was a member of IBEW Local 430 and the National Electrical Contractors Association. One of his favorite memories was being directly involved in installing the electrical at the Racine County Zoo. Clifford had a wide variety of electrical experience, from climbing power poles to residential, industrial, and institutional work. Retiring from the State of Wisconsin where he worked at Racine Correctional Institution as an electrician.
Clifford had a green thumb and loved gardening. He also enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Cliff was a long-time member of the WBFA and had a passion for fishing in bass tournaments, hunting, and golf. He cherished the weekly card game nights and Trivial Pursuit gatherings with his family. Oldies Country music could always be heard playing on his radio.
Clifford is survived by his sons, Clifford Gronholm Jr, Jason Gronholm, Robert Gronholm (girlfriend Tara); daughters, Katrina (Steve) Woller, Sara Gronholm; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Gronholm, Darlene (Billy) Bowen, Sandi (Gordon) Starkey; brothers, Mark (Annette) Gronholm, William (Kathy) Gronholm, Gerald Gronholm, Marvin (Beth) Gronholm, Douglas Gronholm. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna May Gronholm, sister Linda Allen.
A funeral service will be held at John Buettgen Funeral Home in Schofield, WI, on Monday, November 13, 2023. Visitation will be held from 10-11:30am, with the service starting at 11:30am.
John J Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting family. At this time online condolences may br expressed at HonorOne.com