Carol A. Grove, age 81, of rural Winfred, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Madison Regional Health System. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, June 14, 2021, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Howard. Burial will follow at Belleview Lutheran Cemetery, rural Howard. Visitation will be 4-6 PM, Sunday, at the Willoughby Funeral Home with prayers and reflections at 6 PM.
Carol Ann (Sapp) Grove was born July 22, 1939, on a farm southwest of Oldham, SD, to Ralph and Ruth (Sawvell) Sapp. Carol was raised three miles from that farm on the southeast corner of Lake Thompson when it was a dry lake. She attended country schools through 8th grade and graduated Salutatorian of the 1957 class of Oldham High School. She married Lyle Grove on May 25, 1957. They had six children Janell, Charlene, Debra, Jeffrey, Darla and Amy Jo.
Carol worked at Rafferty Robbins Drug in Howard for 30 years and served on the Belleview Lutheran Church Council and the WELCA. She supported her husband’s love of music by playing drums for their band for 21 years. Carol loved to read and work crossword puzzles. If she was reading a good book everything else had to wait. She hosted innumerable family
gatherings and was gifted at making friends and being a friend, using those skills as a member of the Miner County Mentoring Board. She will be remembered for her blueberry rhubarb jam that she loved to share with others.
Carol is survived by her husband of 64 years Lyle, daughters Janell (Terry) Milton, Debra (James) Roddel, Darla (Arlyn) Adolphsen, Amy Jo (Tom) Remmele, 12 grandchildren, several
great grandchildren, a brother Darrell, and sister-in-law Illa Berg.
She was preceded in death by two children Charlene and Jeffrey, her parents, her brothers Roger, Allen, Delbert, and her sisters Velma Johnson, Betty Groce, Dorothy Groce.
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