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Simon 'Bud' DeGrote

Simon 'Bud' DeGrote

Simon Harm 'Bud' DeGrote, 87, Clara City, Minn., died Friday, Feb. 9, in Rice Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-7p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City. Visitation will continue from noon to 1 p.m., followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, at

the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Clara City ( Bud is survived by Erma, his wife of 65 years, and children Judy and Brad Korn, Alexandria; Bruce and Joyce DeGrote, Sauk Rapids; and Cindy and Harlan Steenstra, Loretto. His grandchildren are Jeremy Korn and Mary Stade, Minneapolis; Barry Korn, Roseville; JoAnna and Josh Breding, Horace, North Dakota; Angie DeGrote, St. Cloud; Jodi DeGrote and Pete Atterberg, Fargo, North Dakota; Brian DeGrote, Monticello; Nathan Steenstra, Loretto; and Nicole Steenstra, Loretto. Bud's great grandchildren are Sophia, William, and Claire Breding. Bud is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Harm and Marilyn DeGrote; Frances and Willy DeGrote; Virgil and Jeanne DeGrote, and Mary Klenke, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Preceding Bud in death were his parents; his parents-in-law, Grace and August Klenke; brothers-in-law Clarence Klenke and Louis DeBower, and sister-in-law Evelyn DeBower.