Steven Groe, of Minneapolis

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 1, 2006

Graveside services for Steven Richard Groe will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 10, at Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood, Iowa, with the Rev. Philip Peters officiating.

Steven died Feb. 9, 2006, at his home in Minneapolis of lung cancer. He was born on Dec. 7, 1957, in Austin, the eldest of three children to Gerald (Jerry) and Maxyne (Anderson) Groe. Steven was baptized at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin and reaffirmed his faith through confirmation at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. He attended Austin High School and graduated with the class of 1975. Steve had been employed in Minneapolis, most recently with Consulting Radiologists Inc.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Maxyne Groe of Austin; brother, Craig of Mankato, sister, Gerilyn (Mike) Elsen of Eden Prairie; nieces, Sylvia Orth of Mankato and Emmalyn Elsen of Eden Prairie; aunts and uncles, JoEllen (Jim) Bailey of Mason City, Evelyn Fjelstad of Lake Mills, Iowa, Carmen (Melborne) Butler of Northwood, Iowa, Duane (Laurene) Groe of Glenville, Marilyn (Philip) Peters, Arlen (Rhodette) Groe, Ilah Groe, Louis Groe, and Jean Groe, all of Albert Lea; and many cousins.

Steven is preceded in death by his father in 1999; grandparents, Clarence Anderson and Edna Anderson Johnson, and Elmer and Pearl Groe.

Family and friends fortunate enough to have been a part of Steve’s life will miss him deeply.