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Joint Funeral Service Set for 3 Brothers Who Died in Drowning, Shooting

The first drowned in a Deerfield pond and the other two died in an apparent murder-suicide as the family gathered to mourn the first brother.

It seems inconceivable that a family would have to hold a funeral for three brothers at the same time. Even more so if one of those brothers killed another. But that’s what the Grundei family will do in August.

Brian, Robert and Mark Grundei all died in the past three weeks.

Brian, 45, died May 16 when he drowned in a Deerfield pond in his subdivision. Robert, 47, died May 26 after police say he was shot by Mark, 50, who was hospitalized that day with what the coroner says is likely a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He died from the injury Wednesday.

Robert and Mark had gathered at the family home in Huntley to mourn Brian when the shooting occurred, police said. Their mother, 81-year-old Alyce Grundei, was grazed by a bullet while trying to break up the fight.

Their joint funeral will be held Aug. 2 at Holy Cross Church in Deerfield, according to a notice on the Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home website.

McCloud June 11, 2014 at 04:38 PM
As is often the case with you, the pot is calling the kettle black. Expression is human, dude. I think your world must be a bit dark, as an atheist and thinking the world is just a random chaotic mess that we exist in. You must misunderstand me, I'm all for leaving things alone, isn't it you progressives who tout a law for every malady?
Just Sayin June 11, 2014 at 05:13 PM
McClown...Pot Kettle Black ??? Of course expression is human...dude...lest this comment would not exist...nor yours....or any. Obvious. But what drives expression is really the seat of the issue. Yes...I am a proud atheist...and apparently you know nothing about atheism or else you would not use the terms 'mess' or 'dark'. All humans are atheists to one point or another...we just happen go one god further. Or...do you pray to Zeus, Demeter, Ares, Apollo, Athena...to name but a very few. Perhaps you direct your prayers to Allah after you have tucked yourself in at night. Don't want to make any erroneous assumptions about your belief system. So you are all about leaving things alone? Great! But I highly doubt it...and I don't think you even believe it. Perhaps you should look down...the Velcro tabs on your comfort walking shoes have lost their grip.
RB June 11, 2014 at 05:31 PM
The High School shooting (74th school shooting since Sandy Hook) was with an AR-15. These guns should be illegal. Somehow my grandfather was able to shoot a Deer without one. Gun registration should be the norm. Guns should be heavily taxed along with ammo. Purchasing ammo should require a current background check. Background checks should be more complete and felonies should be reported into all required databases by each jurisdiction. Crimes committed with a gun should be prosecuted with no plea down. Crossing State Lines with an unregistered firearm should result in a felony (hello Indiana). The NRA should be labeled a terrorist organization.
McCloud June 11, 2014 at 06:25 PM
Now there is a guy with it all figured out. Pass more laws.
Local July 01, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Hey Roast Beef, thankfully that MENTALity of yours will never fly....progressive liberal DB!!

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