Jeffrey R. Groves, 59, of Rochester, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at his residence.

Jeffrey Robert Groves was born Dec. 9, 1953, in Newburgh, N.Y., to George and Evelyn (Weygant) Groves. He grew up in Rochester and graduated from Mayo High School.

He married Lynne Halverson on Dec. 20, 1980, at Scheie Lutheran Church in Mabel. He was employed at Lewiston Auto.

He was a devoted family man, loved music and loved his dogs.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Sean and Bryan, both of Rochester; his mother, Evelyn of Rochester; and sisters, Sharon Schwarz (Gary Anderson) of Lincoln, Calif., and Gail Groves of Rochester; his parents-in-law, Leonard and Loretta Halverson of Mabel; a brother-in-law, Neil (Lois) Halverson of Mabel, sisters-in-law, Sharon (Perry) Letizio of Prior Lake, Minn., and Lori (Bill) Stahnke of Stewartville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother-in-law, Larry Schwarz.

A memorial service was held last Wednesday, June 19, at Bethel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Anjanette Bandel officiating. A private family burial was held at Oakwood East Cemetery in Rochester.

Memorials are appreciated to Paws and Claws.