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Mark A. Grothe June 2, 1956 - April 23, 2009

BENSON -- Mark Allen Grothe, 52, of Benson died Thursday from complications of cancer.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Redeemer's Lu-theran Church in Benson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to the service, both at the church. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

He was born June 2, 1956, in Benson to August and Joanne (Vinge) Grothe. He grew up in Benson and graduated from Benson High School.

He married Carolyn Rogers on March 20, 1982, in Benson. They lived in the Twin Cities until 1993, when they moved back to Benson. He worked at Lor'al, Lorenz and Hancock Concrete. He was a member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson.

He is survived by his wife; children: Tracy Grothe (and Brent Goodwin) of Rose City and Daniel Grothe of the Twin Cities; one grandchild; his parents; siblings: Julie Grothe (and Peter Wayne) of Minneapolis, Steve (and Kristi) Grothe of Starbuck, Janice (and Chuck) Lee of Oregon and Jeanine (and Jon) Bowman of Sunburg.

He was preceded in death by one brother.