Kenneth Groninga
Kenneth D. Groninga, “Bud” age 86 of Watertown passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2012. He was born January 2, 1927 to Joest and Trena (Rust) Groninga in Osceola, Iowa.

Ken served in the Army during the Korean War, being honorably discharged on December 23, 1955. He was a longtime carpenter throughout Minnesota. Ken was united in marriage on March 27, 1954 to Helen E. Utne in Madison, Minnesota. Ken loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joest and Trena Groninga; sisters Stena Frey, Trena Heikes, Lena Polzine, Minnie Johnson, and Florence Peters; brothers Everett Groninga, Louis Groninga, Joe Groninga, Herbert Groninga, Ben Groninga and Albert Groninga. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen; children Valerie Lawrence, Tom (Clare) Groninga, Lori (Mike) Searcy; grandchildren Addison Lawrence, Connor Lawrence, Katie (Kevin) Massey, Elizabeth Groninga, Sarah (Rob) Latham, Emily (Dylan) Giesen, Kristen Searcy, Michael Searcy, and Branden Searcy; great grandchildren Kyle, Jay Lynn, Samantha, Genevieve, Katherine; brother John Groninga.

Memorial services were held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, Minnesota with an hour of gathering in the church before the services. Inurnment with military honors was in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Frank Edward Schmidt Feb 24, 2015 View Obituary

Kenneth (Kenny) Thomas Feb 21, 2015 View Obituary

James F. Mittelstaedt, Jr. Feb 20, 2015 View Obituary

Wendell L. Huss Feb 18, 2015 View Obituary

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Sandra Riordan
Mar 4, 2015
Brian J. Koenecke
Feb 28, 2015
Frank Edward Schmidt
Feb 24, 2015
Kenneth (Kenny) Thomas
Feb 21, 2015
James F. Mittelstaedt, Jr.
Feb 20, 2015
Wendell L. Huss
Feb 18, 2015
Mary Brehm
Feb 17, 2015
Jeanne A. Fraher
Feb 12, 2015
Lorraine Schweitzer (Kauth)
Feb 9, 2015