GROOTE, Arthur 1906-1936
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/1/2017 at 09:36:55
End Comes For Arthur Groote At Rochester Hospital
Arthur Groote died at the hospital at Rochester last Saturday, where he was confined about two weeks and where he submitted to an operation on Nov. 10 for a tumorous growth on the top of his head. News of Arthur's death was heard with deep regret by his many friends in Grundy county. The body was brought from the hospital to the home last Saturday.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with Rev. K. J. Stratemeier in charge. The minister took for his texts Isaiah 59:1 and Psalm 119:9. Mrs. Wm. Kruse and Russell Kruse sang two beautiful and appropriate hymns. The church overflowed with relatives and friends who came to pay their last respects. Interment was made at the Colfax township cemetery.
Arthur Groote, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Groote of Grundy Center, was born in Grundy county near Grundy Center, January 21, 1906. Most of his years were spent in the parental home, although at times he found employment elsewhere. While not in the best of health for some years, he nevertheless gave himself unsparingly to whatever work he was engaged in. He was known by all to be reliable, industrious, faithful and true. In the course of this last year various ailments developed which made it necessary for him to seek medical aid. Upon physicians' counsel he decided to submit to an operation. This was performed Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Rochester, Minn. For nearly a week his condition gave promise of early recovery, but since Sunday, Nov. 15, that hope quickly vanished. Whatever medical skill could provide, was resorted to, but without avail. Two blood transfusions were made but could not stay the increasing weakness. Quickly life ebbed out and came to a close at five o'clock in the after of Saturday, Nov. 21, 1936. The brief span of his life extended over 30 years and 10 months.
His early departure is mourned by his sorrowing parents, four brothers: Elso, Harry, William, Andrew; two sisters: Alyda and Irene Groote, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Only two Sundays ago, Arthur was in his place in Sunday school on Sunday morning. He was a true child of the congregation in every respect. Almost every Christmas we relied upon him to help in the preparations, and always he was at hand to perform the duties assigned with all thoroughness and willing faithfulness. We shall miss him very much. We are reminded again of the truth of the singer's words:
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day,
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see:
O Thou that changest not, abide with me.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 November 1936, pg 1
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