Rae Dean Gronso passed away in Atlanta, Georgia on October 5, 2019 at the age of 75. Rae Dean was born September 30, 1944 to Derrell and Violet (Schliebe) Gronso and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He graduated from Aberdeen Central High School and attended Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He started working for Standard Oil in Chicago ,Illinois and later moved to Atlanta, Georgia working for Noble Systems. He met Clarence Gordon (Buck) Taylor who became his life partner.
He was an avid Circus fan and one of his favorite places to be was the many Circus's throughout the country and world. He served as past president of the CFA (Circus Fans of America). One if his passions was collecting Circus memorabilia.
He is survived by his sisters Judy Blake, Ginger (Ruel) Howell, Carla (Kenneth) Jones, and his brother Daniel (Joanie) Gronso as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, partner Gordon Taylor and sister Penny Judds.
A memorial visitation will be held at Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming, Georgia on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 10:00-Noon.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials directly to CFA at National Headquarters Circus Fans of America, Maxine House, 450 Secluded Oaks Trail, Delaney, Florida 32714; or Special Collections, Attention Maureen Brunsdale, 8900 Milnor Library, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 61790-8900.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give
us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, 210 Ingram Ave, Cumming, GA 30040 is in charge of arrangements.
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