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Lester DeGrote

01/24/1936

09/18/2021

 

Lester Dean DeGrote, age 85 of Lowell, passed away on September 18, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reinder and Lydia DeGrote; brothers, Rhinard, Anthony, Wayne, James, Henry, Merle, LeRoy; sister, Pearl (Jacobson); and great-granddaughter, Faith DeGrote. Lester is survived by his children, Dean (Deb) DeGrote of Lowell, Mark (Robin Baker) DeGrote of Smyrna, Beth DeGrote of Grand Rapids, Chris (Selena) DeGrote of Lowell; grandchildren, Anthony (Stacy) DeGrote of Hudsonville, Hailey (Jacob) Seaman of Lowell, Justin DeGrote of Lowell; great-grandchildren, Julia Kelly, Kristin Viss, Skyla and Ryan DeGrote; sister, Lois (Curt) Erickson of Slayton, MN; sisters-in-law, Rosella DeGrote of Fulda, MN, Dolores DeGrote of Pipestone, MN; and many nieces and nephews. Lester graduated class of ’54 from Ruthton High School. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy where he served with the USS Saratoga stationed in Brooklyn, NY from 1955 to 1957. Lester went on to work for several propane companies spanning over 60 years, including Dependable LP Gas in Lowell, MI in 1986. He was a member of Moose Lodge 809 in Lowell, MI, the Michigan Propane Association and was an avid life-long Minnesota Vikings fan. Visitation will be held 2-5pm, Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Roth Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI. Interment Ellsborough Lutheran Cemetery, Murry County, MN at a later date.

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6 Responses

  1. Chris, so sorry for your family’s loss, He was one cool dude, I could talk to him for hours. Loved his story’s. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Always loved Lester for he was a kind person. Lost touch last few years but we always had good times and will always remember him.

  3. Chris I’m think of you and your family during this time. I know this will be a huge void in your life. The time and all the wonderful times you have spent with your father are precious memories for a lifetime.

  4. So Sorry for you and your families loss. Always had a great time when he was around. Many good times to remember. Will miss him. Always called me Susie.

  5. I am very sorry for your loss. He was a talkative and energetic Uncle. Love Doug DeGrote and Mary Goering — Eagan Minnesota

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