John Joseph Grodzicki
Porter Funeral Home, serving the Entire Kansas City and Surrounding Areas.
Porter Funeral Home, BBB Member

Families in our care, Porter Funeral Home

  
John Joseph Grodzicki , Age: 79
September 20, 1938 -- June 29, 2018

John J. Grodzicki, 79, died at home on Friday, June 29th surrounded by his loving family. John was born on September 20, 1938 in East St. Louis, Illinois, to John Joseph and Helen (Benak) Grodzicki. John is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Mary Ann (Honaker); daughter Dianne (Marty) Peterson and sons David (Jason) and Daniel (Ann); 6 grandchildren: Kayla, Cody Peterson, Tyler Peterson, Jarret, Jackson and Julia. He is also survived by his brothers Bob (Barb) and Rich (Sue) and their children. John was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother Joe (Pat). John graduated from McCray-Dewey high school in Troy, IL in 1956 and from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1960. John served in the US Army from 1961-1964. His career began as an auditor for the General Accounting Office and later for Health and Human Services. He retired in August 1994. After retirement, he worked for 20 years for Omnisec International doing background investigations. John and Mary Ann spent winter months in Mesa, AZ. While there, he was Treasurer for the Arizona Chapter of P.o.L.K.of A. Polka dancing was a big part of his life and he traveled to many states to dance and made many wonderful friends from all over the country and Canada. John was devoted to his family. He rarely missed any of his grandchildren's baseball, softball, soccer, or basketball games. He also attended many golf lessons, golf tournaments, dance, and band performances. Rosary will be Sunday, July 8 at 1:45 pm, with visitation from 2:00-4:00 at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia St., Lenexa, KS 66215. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, July 9 at 10:00am at Good Shepherd Catholic Church at 12800 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS 66216. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John’s memory to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2946 E Banner Gateway Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234 or Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 12800 W 75th Street, Shawnee, KS 66216

Additional Service: Rosary
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 8535 Monrovia St
City: Lenexa
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66215
Date: July 08, 2018
Time: 1:45 pm
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
Google Map: Click Here to see Location on Map.

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 8535 Monrovia St
City: Lenexa
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66215
Date: July 08, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
Google Map: Click Here to see Location on Map.

Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Address: 12800 W 75th St.
City: Shawnee
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66216
Date: July 09, 2018
Time: 10 am
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
Google Map: Click Here to see Location on Map.
Condolences

George and Miriam Peterson July 04, 2018

Daughter Diane is our cousing East Wenatchee , Washington

We are so sorry for your loss. I can tell he was a much loved man. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Thomas Hanlin July 04, 2018

Enter your relationship with John Joseph Grodzicki Destin , Florida

The Honaker Family Association, descendants of Swiss immigrant Hans Jacob, extends its condolences.


Wally Olsen July 05, 2018

Friend Brainerd , Minnesota

Sorry to hear of John’s passing. I will remember his smile as he danced around the floor in Arizona.


Denise Dobson July 06, 2018

Former neighbor Lenexa , Kansas

We are very sorry to hear of John's passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.


Joe Borders (Polka dance KC hall) July 06, 2018

Sharing time at Shawnee Kights of Columbus hall. Shawnee , Kansas

Mary Ann and family. So sorry to learn about your loss. At the many meetings at K of C hall, I always considered John and Mary the best couple on the floor. I share my condolence. Joe


Mae Grapperhaus July 07, 2018

Long time friend Troy, , Illinois

So sorry to hear this. Prayers are sent to family. A Mass will be said for John at St. Jerome, Troy. I am so glad I was able to talk and visit with John at Joe's funeral wake. Love and prayers, Mae


Sheila Johnsom July 08, 2018

Friend, Polka buddy! Mesa , Arizona

John was an amazing man, delightful friend, gentleman, mentor. He was loved by all of us at the Polka Klub. John truly provided a lesson in how to be a friend- John showed everyone his genuine zest for life and appreciation for everyone he encountered. Hats off, dear friend! You will be missed.