Lloyd F. Grobe

The funeral service for Lloyd F. Grobe will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Portland Avenue in Saint Paul Park, with Pastor Jim Roecher officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14, at Lincoln Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lake City, with Military Rites by the Lake City American Legion Post #110 and VFW Post # 8729.
Lloyd Fredrick Grobe, 87, of Saint Paul Park, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at White Pines Sr. Living in Cottage Grove. He was born October 6, 1931, in Wabasha County to Alfred and Lillian (Holst) Grobe. He attended school at Wabasha Rural District # 24, and St. John’s Lutheran School in Lake City. Lloyd graduated from Plainview High School in 1949 and was active in FFA. Lloyd attended the Amarillo Air Force Base in Amarillo, TX where he earned a degree in Aircraft General Jet Mechanic, he served his country from 1952 to 1956 in the Air Force as a Staff Sargent. He married Janice Barghusen on June 20, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church Lincoln in rural Lake City.
Lloyd and Janice farmed in rural Lake City for many years before moving to Cottage Grove in 1966. In 1973 the Grobe family built a house in Saint Paul Park to be closer to serve at church and for the children to attend parochial school. Lloyd was employed by Northwest Airline as a mechanic for 30+ years. He was active in IAM union for 40+ years, served on the board at Camp Croix near Danbury, WI, and was Volunteer of the year for AAL. Lloyd enjoyed spending time woodworking, tinkering in his garage, volunteering for building and grounds at his church, and mowing lawns and snow blowing for numerous neighbors.
Lloyd is survived by his daughter, Kim (Curtis) Boogren of Cottage Grove; sons, Brian (Jane) Grobe of Hudson, WI, Dale (Kathie) Grobe of Elgin, Jon (Jody) Grobe of Blaine, and David (Anne) Grobe of Ft. Worth, TX; 11 grandchildren, Benjamin (Michelle) Grobe, Holly (Steven) Todd, Sean (Bradley) Grobe, Nathaniel (Nicole) Grobe, Mitchell and Anthony Boogren, Aaron (Emily) Grobe, Patrick (Sarah) Grobe, Kristi Grobe, Paxton and Kylie Grobe; 5 great-grandchildren, Blake and Brooklyn Grobe, Axel Grobe, Weston and Jett Todd, and one due in April; one brother, Ralph (Diane) Grobe of Zumbro Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janice, grandson Ross, 3 sisters, Delores Timm, Gladys Grobe, and Marian Schumacher, and brother, Don Grobe.
Friends and family may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel. Guest register may be signed at www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com


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