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Dennis E. Grooms

July 11, 1945 — April 18, 2024

St. Charles, Missouri

Dennis Erwin Grooms, of St Charles, MO, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2024, at the age of 78. Cherished son of the late Billy and Edith Grooms. Devoted father of Dennis Grooms and Jeffrey Grooms; loving grandfather of Jesse Grooms, Crystal (Cory) Bergerud, and Racheal (Christopher Hancock) Bragee; treasured great-grandfather of Aiden Bergerud and Carter Bergerud; dear brother of Roger (Paula) Grooms and Alesse (Thomas) Bellows; special friend of Charlotte Wright; bonus kids, Vicky Wright, Christopher Wright, Kim Wright, and Susan Boehm; bonus grandchildren Alexis Boehm, Jacob Wright, and Audrey Boehm. Preceded in death by grandchildren, Quinn Michael Grooms.

Dennis served with honor in the United States Marine Corps, embodying pride in his military service and demonstrating bravery that earned him both the Purple Heart and a distinguished flying medal. Stationed in V806 in Plukiku, Vietnam, during his time in the service, Dennis reveled in the camaraderie and challenges of military life. Beyond his dedication to duty, he cherished the outdoors, finding solace in hunting and fishing excursions. As a devoted grandfather, Dennis showered his family with love and generosity, regaling them with captivating stories and actively engaging in family activities. His passion for history, particularly military history, was evident in his avid reading and love for travel. Among his favorite pastimes was dining at Cracker Barrel, where he relished the comforting atmosphere and hearty meals. Dennis was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

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