Joseph H. Grober

joseph grober
Joseph H. Grober, age 90, of Alta Vista, IA, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista with military rites performed by Alta Vista VFW Paul Johann Post 4069. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA with a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Joe’s family has requested no public visitation on Monday prior to the service. Online condolences for Joseph’s family may be left at Memorials may be directs to the family. Joseph Henry Grober was born September 26, 1928 to Jacob and Elizabeth (Ruhoff) Grober on the family farm near Alta Vista. Joe attended St. William’s School in Alta Vista graduating in 1948. At the age of 21, Joe enlisted in the US Army, serving in the Korean War. He received his honorable discharge in October of 1953. When he returned home from the military, Joe began farming near Alta Vista. He was united in marriage to Betty Lou Hinz on August 23, 1958 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alta Vista. The couple made their home on their current farm west of Alta Vista where they farmed side by side and raised their family. Joe enjoyed farming, raising hogs, cattle and chickens. He drove Mennonite families and enjoyed tending to his rose trees and garden. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington, a lifetime member of the Alta Vista VFW Paul Johann Post 4069, and was a 75 year member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Betty of Alta Vista; his children, Todd (Sherry) Grober of North Washington, Dean (Jane) Grober of Charles City, Scott Grober of Cresco, and Kyle (Kriselle) Grober of Alta Vista; his grandchildren, Jordon, Jeremy, Rachel, Alex, Raelyn, Jenna, Nicki, Bryce, Hunter, Lane, Lewis and Kelvin; his great-grandchildren, Jayden, Andrew, Mackenzi, Madeline, Quinten and Lauren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Rosella Gahling and Mary Kolbet; his brothers, Vincent and Andrew; infant daughter, Kathleen and stepmother, Emilia.

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  1. Betty and Boys and families, thinking of you all at this time, just think of the party they are having hold the memories close. I sure have alot of memories. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers……Nancy Burgart Babcock

  2. Betty, our sympathy to you and your family at this time. It has been enjoyable visiting with you and Joe whenever we would see you during our visits to Alta Vista. Prayers for your family. Ron & Carol Cerwinske

  3. May the memories of your loved one Joseph, console you in the next days. All our thoughts and prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  4. Prayers and sympathy to Betty and the family. Jo and Betty were good friends of my parents Virg & Betty Cox. Patti (Cox) Good

  5. Ron and I send our deepest sympathy to Betty , and to the boys and their families, , and to all the brothers, and sisters and their families.. R.I.P. Joe . Ron & Sandy Tierney

  6. Chris Cordes, Joe was a long time neighbor while was growing up near Deerfield, You will be in our prayers. GOD BLESS,

  7. Dean , Jane and family
    We are sorry for the loss of your dad and Grandpa. Please accept our sympathy.

  8. Robert and Darlys Roethler, you will all be in our prayers,you were great friends and neighbors and will be missed

  9. Sorry for your loss Aunt Betty, Prayers for you and your family. Love ya Uncle Joe RIP Love, Carol (Hinz) Robert and family.

  10. Betty, sorry to see online that Joe has passed – heaven has just opened their gates to another caring and sharing neighbor and friend to my parents and us kids when growing up. My sympathy to you and your family. Actually, I was just thinking of the both of you recently wondering how you two were doing.
    Audrey Phippen Larson

  11. Joe and his family were our neighbors since 1945 We will never the entire Grober family. Love to all. Chris Cordes

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