On March 16, 1953, Gerald Everett Grundon and Betty Jean Grundon (Dodd) welcomed their first child, John Carl Grundon.
He later welcomed his two little brothers, Bruce and Gary.
John graduated from East Greene High School in 1971 and went on to serve one term in the United States Army. He then returned home to Grand Junction and spent most of his life as a truck driver for various companies.
John welcomed his only child, a baby girl, Amy Ann Grundon, on Oct. 22, 1978.
John enjoyed watching football and was a collector of many things.
John Carl Grundon, 66, passed away at the Taylor House in Des Moines on Nov. 6 after losing his battle with cancer.
John is preceded in death by his grandparents, William Claude Dodd and Vivian Adele Dodd (Dake), and Grant Harrison Grundon and Nora Emza Grundon (Hendershot); aunts and uncles: Lyle and Phyliss Clopton (Dodd), of Garland, Texas; Dean and June Miller (Dodd), of Ogden; Douglas Dodd, of Boone; and Nancy Dodd (Grundon), of Dayton; and his father, Gerald Everett Grundon.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Jean Grundon, of Ogden; his daughter, Amy Grundon-Gochee (Jeff), of Fort Dodge; three grandchildren: Hayden, Tyler and Carly; two brothers: Bruce Grundon, of Grand Junction; and Gary Grundon, of Scranton; one nephew, Brett Grundon (Shayla), of Grand Junction, and their children Andrea, Haley, Drake, Talon and Ally; and one niece, Jeri Cunningham (Mike), of Jefferson, and their children Anthony, Bailey, Layne, Chanlyn, Ebyn and Maddox; aunts and uncles: Clifton Dodd, of Dayton; Donald and Karen Dodd, of Boone; Kenneth and Bonnie Dodd, of Boone; Ruth Dodd (Pantier), of Boone; and numerous cousins and their families.
He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
A memorial service was held on Nov. 13 at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction with Pastor Steve Ransom.
Burial was in the Junction Twp. Cemetery with full military honors.
The Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home assisted the family.