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Michael G. Grod

Visitation Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Visitation Time: 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Notes: Words of Remembrance 1:30 p.m.

Michael G. Grod, age 70, died in his home Friday, April 16, 2021 of unknown causes.
Mike’s loving wife Diane (nee Podraza) preceded him in passing. Mike is survived by two sisters Diane (nee Grod) Pennacchio and Susan (nee Grod) Westphal and a niece Gina (nee Pennacchio) & Michael Crance, two grandnephews Matthew and Nicholas Crance, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Mike was an Army veteran from December 1967 to December 1973. For his service, he earned the National Defense Service Metal; Vietnam Service Metal, Vietnam Campaign Metal: Army Commendation Metal and Good Conduct Metal. He served honorably in the 25th Admin Company 25th Infantry Division of the US Army.
Mike was very proud of his service in Vietnam. He was seldom seen without an official Army/Vietnam cap on his head. He loved all of his cats and dogs and had at least one to four in his life at a time as he grieved others lost. Mike had a keen sense of humor and was quite intelligent and witty. He loved his music, especially Bob Marley and Eric Clapton.
Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels at 450 W Lake Street in Roselle, Illinois will host a celebration of Mike’s life Saturday June 12, 2021 at Noon with a military service at 1:30pm.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172


Posted by:
Bill Nelson

Posted on:
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Mike and I recently talked on the phone about “the good old days” and growing up together in Leyden Township, Illinois and all the fun we had at Scott School and West Leyden. Those are the memories of my good friend Mike that I will cherish forever. We were both hopeful that we would soon be able to get together for lunch or dinner during my next trip to Chicagoland. God had other plans. My prayers go out to Mike’s family, especially to his sisters Susan and Diane. I miss you Mike. Rest In Peace my friend and thank you for your service.

Posted by:
Little Toots

Posted on:
Friday, May 28, 2021

My Dear Big Brother Mikey, I'll bet your long-awaited reunion with your loving wife Diane was a joyous occasion. I so badly wish I could hug, kiss and talk to you one more time but I know I will see you again when my time on Earth is up. Meanwhile, I imagine you'll be smoking the best with Marley & Lennon, and enjoying a front row seat to their Heavenly performances - just for you & Diane. And who knows? Maybe Mickey & Mary will join you there. You know I love you. Always, Little Toots