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.

Jeffery S.  Bilger Feb 3, 2016 View Obituary

Wade L. Barfknecht Feb 2, 2016 View Obituary

Glenn J. Pilarski Jan 27, 2016 View Obituary

Teresa P. McGrath Jan 25, 2016 View Obituary

Gerald L. Yantes Jan 22, 2016 View Obituary

Suellen Budd Jan 18, 2016 View Obituary

 
 
 
Jeffery S.  Bilger
Feb 3, 2016
Wade L. Barfknecht
Feb 2, 2016
Glenn J. Pilarski
Jan 27, 2016
Teresa P. McGrath
Jan 25, 2016
Gerald L. Yantes
Jan 22, 2016
Suellen Budd
Jan 18, 2016