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Stan Grothe

Discussion in 'Tributes' started by M Kerkvliet, May 24, 2017.

  1. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Stanford "Stan" Grothe
    1935 - 2017

    Stanford Grothe, age 81, a resident of Hawley, MN, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND.

    Stanford Dale Grothe was born in Fort Ransom, North Dakota on June 4th, 1935.

    He was the third son of Theodore and Annie (Carlblom) Grothe. Stan attended and graduated from Fort Ransom public school. After High School he attended Valley City State College for one year and received a rural school teaching certificate. He taught for two years in a school near Fort Ransom. He returned to Valley City State College and completed a Standard teaching certificate. With the "Standard" in hand he moved to Hawley, MN and took a job teaching 5th grade. He stayed in that position for 30 plus years. During those first years of teaching, he attended summer sessions and night classes to complete a BA in education from Moorhead State University. He lived the rest of his life in Hawley and was very proud of "Hawley Wood."

    In addition to his teaching career, Stan was a cofounder and operator of Royal Oak Ski Resort in Rollag, MN. He co-owned HI 10 Sports Center for a period of time, drove truck and worked with various farmers.

    Stan's greatest love, especially in later years, was the famous Rollag Thresherman's Reunion. He served on the board of directors for many years, served 2 terms as president, and functioned as the guy who knew where everything was stored. After he retired from teaching, he spent all of his summers living in his trailer on "Snob Hill" campground on the Thresher's grounds.

    Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Annie Grothe, and his brother Ardell and sister-in-law, Terry.

    Stan is survived by his older brother, Kenneth and his wife, Charleen, Lisbon, ND, younger brother Alan and his wife Sandy, Pelican Rapids, MN, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Visitation: Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hawley Lutheran Church, Hawley, MN.
    Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

    Service: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Hawley Lutheran Church, Hawley, MN.

    Burial: Stiklestad Cemetery, Fort Ransom, ND.

    Clergy: Pastor Darwin Stahl

    Please keep the Grothe family in your thoughts and prayer.
    Last edited: May 26, 2017
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  2. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this time.
  3. crystalaakre

    crystalaakre Mega Poster Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Rollag will never be the same. We'll miss you Stan! Keep on cruisin'!
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  4. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    This was a sad phone call to get yesterday morning. He will surely be missed by all
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  5. frigstad

    frigstad Senor Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    From the Fargo Forum 26 May 2017

    Stanford Grothe

    June 4, 1935 - May 24, 2017

    FARGO, N.D. - Stanford Grothe, 81, Hawley, Minn., died Wednesday, May 24, in Sanford Medical Center.
    Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Hawley Lutheran Church.
    Visitation will continue from noon to 1 p.m., followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, at the church.
    Pastor Darwin Stahl will officiate. Burial will be in Stiklestad Cemetery in Fort Ransom, N.D.
    Arrangements by Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids, Minn.

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