Groen, 101, formerly of Corsica, went to her heavenly home Thursday, October 7
at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral service will be Monday,
October 11 at 10:30 am, with visitation beginning at 9:30 am, at Grace Reformed
Church in Corsica. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Stickney.
Grace was born
April 26, 1920 to Simon K. and Minnie (DeVries) Menning in Douglas County, SD.
She grew up on the farm and attended country school through the 8th grade near
there. She was united in marriage to Lyle V. Groen on August 12, 1941. The
couple raised their 5 children, Doris, Betty, Jane, Lois and Dick, and made
their home on the farm until 1980 when they retired and moved into Corsica, SD.
Grace loved to cook and bake and made and decorated many wedding cakes. She was
a member of the Choteau Creek Extension Club and Missionary Circle of the
Reformed Church. She was also an avid quilter and seamstress.
having shared he life are her 4 children: Betty (Tom) Strehlow of Mitchell; Jane
(Ronald) Gerlach of Stickney, SD; Lois (Duane) Lubbers of Chanhassen, MN; and
Dick (Pam) Groen of Mitchell; a sister, Lucille (Peter) Noteboom of Corsica; 10
grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded
in death by her parents; husband, Lyle; a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and
Andrew Spaans; a great-grandchild; 4 brothers; and 3 sisters.