In Memory of Richard R. Gronert ’57
RICHARD R. GRONERT ’57 of Delavan, Wisconsin, died April 13, 2023. At Ripon, he majored in music and educational studies and was a member of Theta Chi/Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a Master of Music Education at Indiana University with a trombone emphasis, and taught high school band, orchestra and choir. After doctoral work in guidance and counseling at UW-Madison, he did elementary school counseling in the Janesville schools and was a Christian counselor at Janesville Psychiatric Clinic. He directed a church choir in Janesville, sang in the Southern Lakes Masterpiece Chorale in Elkhorn, volunteered for 30 years for the National Ski Patrol at Alpine Valley in East Troy, and led Bible studies at his church. He enjoyed sailing and boating. Survivors include his wife, Elaine; one son and one daughter.