William Grove, 72William “Bill” L. Grove, 72, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Crystal River, Florida.
William “Bill” L. Grove, 72, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Crystal River, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley W. and Ruth J. Grove and is survived by his wife, Sandy Grove of Alexandria; daughter, Cathy and husband Bob Barker of Austin, Texas; brother, Jim Grove of Austin, Texas; and nephew, Dylan Grove of Austin, Texas.
Bill was born in Minneapolis on January 19, 1940, and moved to Alexandria at age 9. He graduated from Central High School in Alexandria in 1958, the last class to graduate prior to the opening of Jefferson High School. He then attended Gustavus Adolphus College and graduated in 1963.
On August 29, 1964, Bill was united in marriage to Sandra R. Johnson in Litchfield. Bill worked for Firestone in Minneapolis before taking basic training in the Air National Guard. Upon discharge of those duties he went to work for Standard Oil Company and was transferred to Alexandria as territory manager in 1965.
Bill and Sandy’s daughter, Cathryn Ann, arrived October 1, 1969, and they brought her home on October 30, 1969.
Bill retired from Amoco in 1994 and then received his real estate license and worked for Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors. Bill loved golfing, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed traveling to Texas to see Cathy and Bob and to Florida each winter to spend months with his friends. He also served on the board of the Alexandria Golf Club and served as president for a term.
Most of all, Bill loved spending time with family and friends and being able to call Alexandria home for the past 47 years.
Memorial services were held for Bill on Saturday, March 17 at First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Scott Keehn officiating. Music was provided by Margaret Kalina and Kim Byrne. Inurnment was at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
Comments posted on this page do not reflect opinions of Forum Communications Company. Forum Communications Company does not endorse and is not responsible for any statement, opinion, advice given or made. All replies are subject to approval and must follow Forum Communications Company guidelines concerning statements of libel, personal attacks or defamation of character. Replies in the "Talk About It" section that criticize a person by name may not be posted, unless that person is openly involved in a public issue. Comments written in all capital letters or bold print will not be considered for inclusion in the forum.