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LeeRoy Clarence Groenewold

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LeeRoy Clarence Groenewold, age 83, was born on February 5, 1939, in Rushmore, MN, the son of Bert and Agnes (Osbon) Groenewold. He attended school in Rushmore and graduated from Worthington High School. LeeRoy married the love of his life, Arlene Renken on November 27, 1959. They bought a farm where they raised their four children. LeeRoy was a farmer, grave digger, did back hoe work, and was a school bus driver. He was a member of the Rushmore Fire Department for many years. LeeRoy had a passion for farming and his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling trips with friends. LeeRoy passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

LeeRoy is survived by one daughter, Ann (Byron) of Rushmore, MN; three sons, David (Teresa) of Charleston, SC, Daryl (Danna) of Brookings, SD, and Tim (Sheila) of Hartford, SD; twelve grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren, and siblings, Harlan (Vikki) Groenewold, Claribel (Myron) Grussing, and Wayne (Neva) Groenewold. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene; parents, Bert and Agnes; siblings, Darleen White, Robert Groenewold, and Ann Mae Johnson, and three grandchildren in infancy.

Gathering of family and friends was held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with graveside services following at 2:00 p.m., at the Sunset Rest Cemetery near Rushmore, MN, with Pastor Galen Smith officiating.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington was in charge of the arrangements.

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