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.