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Clarice M. Grove May 16, 1921 - Feb. 15, 2013

Clarice M. Grove May 16, 1921 - Feb. 15, 2013

WILLMAR - Clarice M. Grove passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, February 15 at Copperleaf Care Suites in Willmar. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Evangelical Free Church of Willmar. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Arrangements are with the Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

Clarice Mae was born May 16, 1921 at home in Appleton, Minnesota, to Halleck and Ina Myrtle (Tennis) Anderson. She was welcomed home by Hazel, Chester, Mildred, Lloyd, Margaret, Evelyn, Roy.

On January 14, 1947 she was crowned Fire Queen at the Fireman’s Ball in Litchfield and participated in the St. Paul Winter Carnival, February 1-7, 1947. May 19, 1951 she was united in marriage to Glenn Robert Grove at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Since Glenn was in the Navy, they found themselves living in some unique and fun locations. Norfolk, Virginia, Narraganset, Rhode Island, Pensacola, Florida, Millington, Tennessee, Honolulu, Hawaii, China Lake, California, San Diego, California and North Hollywood, California.

In February 1965, Glenn, Clarice and their daughter Lisa moved back to Minnesota, living in Willmar, New London and Spicer. Clarice loved to garden, raising vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. It gave her great joy to be outside. She also enjoyed reading her Bible, singing hymns and praise songs. To say Clarice enjoyed singing would be putting it mildly. She listened to classical music often, especially enjoying the violin and harp. She had Christian radio playing in her bedroom throughout the night listening to music and teaching. She loved to learn more and more about Jesus and what He did for her. Clarice served for many years with the Vinje Holiday Fair Craft Booth, enjoying the time with friends as well as working on projects at home. Clarice loved to travel, enjoying many wonderful places. She often spent Christmas & New Year’s or her birthday in California with Lisa. Clarice enjoyed her home and loved to have friends and family over for coffee. She was never one to turn down a good cup of coffee, even flavored ones!

Clarice passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, February 15. She is preceded in death by her parents, eleven brothers and sisters, her husband Glenn (1976) and one son, Gregory (1959). She is survived by her daughter, Lisa of Willmar, sister, Evelyn Berg of Litchfield, brother Leo & Irene Anderson of Forest Lake and sister-in-law, Ruth Anderson of Rochester and several nephews, nieces and friends.