Gemuetlichkeit Days Royalty-Present and Past

The 2014 Gemuetlichkeit Days King and Queen are Bob and Sherry Gruennert.


Bob and Sherry Gruennert's Official Picture 2014

Bob is the last of five children born to Lyle and Millie (Kleifgen) Gruennert of Helenville. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1981. Bob has been employed for the last 23 years by Havill-Spoerl of Fort Atkinson as a Collision Repair Technician

Sherry is the middle child of Jerry and Donna (Spoehr) Zautner of Watertown. She attended Watertown High School, graduating in 1982. Sherry has been employed by Power Equipment Direct of Bolingbrook, IL for the past 7 years as the Customer Operations Manager. 

The new King and Queen met in Jefferson in 1982 and were married in 1984. They are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary in September. They have two children, Kenneth (25) from Mequon and Lauren (22) from Milwaukee. They are empty nesters but share their home with their lovable Labrador Hallee.
Bob’s paternal ancestors emigrated from Germany in the 1840’s and settled on a farm in rural Helenville. His great grandfather, August, owned several businesses in the small town including a general store and auto dealership. The new King’s maternal ancestors came from Cherma, Bohemia and Deudesfeld, Germany and settled near Pittsville, WI.

Sherry’s paternal great grandfather emigrated from Prussia in 1884 at the age of 16 and settled in Watertown. The Queen’s other ancestors can be traced back to Pommerania and Rosslau, Germany. Her maternal grandparents operated a farm for many years west of Watertown.

Bob and Sherry have been members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson for the past 30 years and are actively involved in various church organizations.

Outside of work, Bob and Sherry enjoy spending time with family and friends. They love to be outside either gardening or biking around the county and other parts of the state. Bob enjoys hunting, fishing and trapshooting. He has been involved with Jefferson Youth Football and the Jefferson Sportsman’s Club for many years. In her spare time Sherry loves to walk, read and travel.  She also plays volleyball and is a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

They are honored to have been chosen to represent the great city of Jefferson and would like to give a huge, heartfelt thank you to Al and Margaret Vogel,  Steve and Bonnie Pauli, and Tim and Debbie Koehler for their kindness, support and friendship during the past few months. From the moment they were “kidnapped” until their big reveal at May Ball they have made us feel so special. Their wisdom and guidance have been priceless and Bob and Sherry could not have done this without them.  They thank these special people!

Gemuetlichkeit Days History of Kings and Queens:

1971 Elroy & Catherine Schmidt

1972 Bob & Betty Ziegler

1973 Ray & Christine Sindermann

1974 Jim & Kate Endl

1975 Ray & Yvonne Krause

1976 Andy & Elsie Zingen

1977 George & Sugar Kemmeter

1978 Francis & Marion Schakelman

1979 Karl & Rita Doeberlein

1980 Tom & Betty Adams

1981 Bill & Barb Hesse

1982 Wayne & Joyce Schneider

1983 Bob & Dawn Kober

1984 Jerry & Mick Schuld

1985 Dieter & Phyllis Hagen

1986 Elmer & Judy Waldmann

1987 Ed & Jean Schroedl

1988 Wayne & Jean Hartwig

1989 Don & Marge Jaeger

1990 Albert & Ardes Klug

1991 Ken & Jeanette Brumm

1992 George & Kathleen Groskopf

1993 Dick & Joyce Fischer

1994 Bob & Sally Zentz

1995 Dan & Wendy Rueth

1996 Roger & Ann Weilbacher

1997 Dan & Bunny Haas

1998 Bill & Debbie Meinel

1999 Roger & Pat Heideman

2000 Dave & Lianne Haffelder

2001 Andy & Marcia Bare

2002 Dennis & Chris Bieck

2003 Bill & Kelly Becker

2004 Steve & Barb Kulow

2005 Brad & JoAnn Meinel

2006 Troy & Penny Ashburn

2007 Gary and Mary Haag

2008 Gregg and Sara Heideman

2009-Tim and Sara Babcock

2010-Charlie and Deb Wedl

2011-Al and Margaret Vogel

2012-Steve and Bonnie Pauli

2013-Tim and Debbie Koehler

2014-Bob and Sherry Gruennert