Levern Grooters
Levern Grooters
Levern C. Grooters, 97, of the Greenleafton, Minn., area, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2012, at Spring Valley Estates.

He was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of James and Anna (Elfrink) Grooters.

The family moved to a farm in the Greenleafton area when he was 6 weeks old. He attended country school. He married Beatrice Sikkink July 27, 1939, in Hinkley, Minn. The couple farmed in the Greenleafton area during their married life. Beatrice died March 17, 2005. He became a resident of Spring Valley Estates in October 2010.

He was a lifelong member of the Greenleafton Reformed Church. He enjoyed his family, friends, bowling, woodworking, and his garden.

He is survived by one son, Duane (Jerilyn) Grooters of Edmonds, Wash.; one daughter, Carol (William) Clausen of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Perlum Grooters of Spring Valley; and three sisters-in-law, Phyllis Grooters of Harmony, Glenice Grooters of Preston and Venita Sikkink of Spring Valley. He was preceded in death by his wife, two sisters and two brothers.

The funeral was Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church with the Rev. Roger Lokker officiating and burial in the Greenleafton Cemetery.

Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.