Celebrity Obituaries

Review this week's trending celebrity news stories

Share This Obituary

Memories & Candles

“Dear Mary and Family Let me extend my sympathies to you on the loss of Ken, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mary, you and Ken...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Miles Koppang - Vermillion, SD

“Dear Mary and Family, Our deepest sympathy in your loss of Kenny. Hold your memories close. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Keith & Anne ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Keith & Anne Burke - Climax, MN

“Mary and Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. We are in TX, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Vernon/Janet Larson - Nielsville, MN

“I am sorry for your loss Becky. May your father rest in peace. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Joel Praska - Warren, MN

“To the Grove Family, We want to extend our sympathy to you as you grieve the loss of Kenny. May you celebrate his life and continue to share...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Sandy Henneberg - Alexandria, MN

“Grove Family... We are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was a good man. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow. May GOD comfort you now as...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Brian & Jill Chandler - ND

“The best days of my life were deer hunting with Ken and group! If I could have a 2nd Dad, it would be Ken. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Richard Ludeke - Sheldon, IA

“I'm so very sorry to hear about Ken. My sincere sympathy to your whole family. I will never forget the fun christian concert Becky and I went to with...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Weiland - Warren, MN

“Mary,our sympathy & prayers go out to you & your family. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Janice & Dale Finkenbinder - MN

Kenneth W. "Ken" Grove, 70, of Crookston, MN, and a former longtime Climax, MN farmer, went to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, March 10, 2012, at the RiverView Care Center in Crookston. Ken was born in Crookston on May 26, 1941, the son of Arthur and Idella (Larson) Grove. He grew up on the family farm near Climax, and was baptized and confirmed at the Sand Hill Lutheran Church. Ken attended Climax schools and the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston before entering the U.S. Army in 1958. On June 2, 1959 he was united in marriage to Mary Montreuil at Ft. Knox, KY. Their union was blessed by the births of three sons and a daughter: Chris, Brian, Becky, and Shane. During much of his military service Mary was able to join him, as he was stationed in Kansas and Alaska. Following his honorable discharge Ken and Mary returned to Climax, where he farmed until retirement. Ken was a longtime member of the NRA. He looked forward to hunting, fishing, and boating, but his real joy came from taking his family camping. Often those outings would begin in the wee hours of the morning, with his kids never sure where they were going to wake up. But they always knew it would be a fun time. Ken and Mary spent summers at their lake home on Maple Lake, and winters in Arizona. When heading south every year they knew they would be doing some hiking and kayaking, and were always eager to renew the many friendships formed in their RV park. Recently, Ken had rededicated his life to the Lord, and he and Mary had been attending the Resurrection Free Lutheran Church in Beltrami, MN. He will be very fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and many friends. Ken is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Mary; three sons and a daughter: Chris (Kathy) Grove of Las Vegas, NV, Brian (Sandy) Grove of Fargo, ND, Becky Molskness of Viking, MN, and Shane (Denae) Grove of East Grand Forks, MN; eleven grandchildren: Shannon, Brandy, Brooke, Brandon, Danielle, Cheyenne, Shantel, Shaelin, Bryana, Courtney, and Andrew; and two great-grandchildren, McKenna and Zoe. He is also survived by two sisters, LaRayne Morvig of Sun Lakes, AZ and Carol (Robert) Caouette of Apache Junction, AZ; a brother, Vernon Grove of Crookston; a sister-in-law, Lois Grove of Crookston; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Idella; son-in-law, Allan Molskness; brother, Mike Grove; brother-in-law, Obert Morvig; and a nephew and niece, Jason Grove and LouAnn Skrei. May Ken's memory be forever cherished. The funeral service for Kenneth W. "Ken" Grove will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the Resurrection Free Lutheran Church in Beltrami, MN, with Pastor Dale Finstrom, officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Crookston Veterans Council. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Tuesday from 5-7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, and at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston. (Online registry at www.stenshoelhouske.com)

Funeral Home
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home
615 South Minnesota Street Crookston, MN 56716
Tel. (218) 281-3372
Email Us