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Thomas Gryl

March 10, 1936 — July 30, 2020

Thomas Gryl

MORTON – Thomas J. Gryl, 84, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at his home.

He was born on March 10, 1936 in Chicago, Ill., to John and Mary (Kasperski) Gryl. He married Dorothy Rost on October 19, 1957, in Cicero, Ill.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Gryl of Morton; four sons, Mark (Margaret) Gryl of Highland Park, Ill., Stephen Gryl of Wheaton, Ill., Tim (Kim) Gryl of Morton; and Kevin (Lisa) Gryl of Downers Grove, Ill.; daughter, Kimberly Gryl of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Marie and Matthew Gryl, Elizabeth and Nathan Gryl, Michael and Nicholas Gryl, and Matthew and Ryan Wiegand; sisters, Marilyn (Rick) Marrese and Joan (Ron) Swade; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Gryl, in October 2019.

Thomas enjoyed reading books, traveling, old cars and trains.

Cremation rites have been accorded. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton, where a Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with Msgr. Gerald Ward officiating. Social distancing guidelines will be observed during the memorial Mass and masks are required.  

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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Memorial Mass

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Starts at 11:00am

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

1020 S. First Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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