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Kent E. Groothuis

Kent E. Groothuis

Aug. 26, 1943 - Aug. 31, 2008

MONTEVIDEO -- Kent Edward Groothuis, 65, of Montevideo, died Sunday at Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Montevideo and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

He was born Aug. 26, 1943, to John and Inez (Underwood) Groothuis. He attended school in District 59 and then attended Montevideo High School.

He married Geraldine Eddy on June 15, 1962, in Montevideo. He worked for Clark Irrigation for five years and then for Duininck Brothers for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his wife; daughters: Jodi (and Lon) Bratland of Tea, S.D., and Julie Groothuis (and fiancé Chris Pierson) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; son: Jeffery (and Elizabeth) Groothuis of Mankato; four grandchildren; and two brothers: Dennis (and Beverly) Groothuis of Montevideo and Darrell (and Jeanine) Groothuis of Colton, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by his stepfather: Harry Rodeberg; and by two sisters.