Kenneth Groninga
Kenneth D. Groninga, “Bud” age 86 of Watertown passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2012. He was born January 2, 1927 to Joest and Trena (Rust) Groninga in Osceola, Iowa.

Ken served in the Army during the Korean War, being honorably discharged on December 23, 1955. He was a longtime carpenter throughout Minnesota. Ken was united in marriage on March 27, 1954 to Helen E. Utne in Madison, Minnesota. Ken loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joest and Trena Groninga; sisters Stena Frey, Trena Heikes, Lena Polzine, Minnie Johnson, and Florence Peters; brothers Everett Groninga, Louis Groninga, Joe Groninga, Herbert Groninga, Ben Groninga and Albert Groninga. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen; children Valerie Lawrence, Tom (Clare) Groninga, Lori (Mike) Searcy; grandchildren Addison Lawrence, Connor Lawrence, Katie (Kevin) Massey, Elizabeth Groninga, Sarah (Rob) Latham, Emily (Dylan) Giesen, Kristen Searcy, Michael Searcy, and Branden Searcy; great grandchildren Kyle, Jay Lynn, Samantha, Genevieve, Katherine; brother John Groninga.

Memorial services were held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, Minnesota with an hour of gathering in the church before the services. Inurnment with military honors was in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

David Reuter Sep 13, 2014 View Obituary

Nicholas Anderson Sep 13, 2014 View Obituary

Mary Dressen Sep 9, 2014 View Obituary

Elizabeth Schmidt Sep 8, 2014 View Obituary

LaVerne Johnson (Gallus) Sep 4, 2014 View Obituary

Luverne Swan (Jolicoeur) Sep 2, 2014 View Obituary

Rosalie Helen Padden Sep 4, 2014 View Obituary

Curtis Peterson Aug 31, 2014 View Obituary

Lula Faye Jenkins Aug 29, 2014 View Obituary

Bonnie Hartneck Aug 27, 2014 View Obituary

Dianne A. Kavanagh Aug 24, 2014 View Obituary

Amy Nolasco Aug 21, 2014 View Obituary

 
 
 
David Reuter
Sep 13, 2014
Nicholas Anderson
Sep 13, 2014
Mary Dressen
Sep 9, 2014
Elizabeth Schmidt
Sep 8, 2014
LaVerne Johnson (Gallus)
Sep 4, 2014
Luverne Swan (Jolicoeur)
Sep 2, 2014
Rosalie Helen Padden
Sep 4, 2014
Curtis Peterson
Aug 31, 2014
Lula Faye Jenkins
Aug 29, 2014
Bonnie Hartneck
Aug 27, 2014
Dianne A. Kavanagh
Aug 24, 2014
Amy Nolasco
Aug 21, 2014