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Morris Te Grootenhuis, 84, Waupun

February 21, 2019

Morris Te Grootenhuis, 84, Waupun, took up his new residence in heaven, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. He passed away at his home surrounded with the love and care of his family.

Morris was born May 19, 1934, in Baldwin, the son of Christian and Angeline Doornink Te Grootenhuis. While growing up in Baldwin, he attended Baldwin Christian Grade School and Baldwin High School. From December 1954 to December 1956, he served with the U.S. Army. On Feb. 18, 1955, he married Beatrice Greenfield in Waupun. The couple resided in the Alto/Waupun area all of their married lives. Morris lived life to the fullest, loving God, his wife and family. He was a dedicated, hard-working husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, attending his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s countless activities, showing his love and support. Morris was a generous man, bringing humor and laughter to all who knew him.

Morris was employed in construction with Westra Construction and later was a project manager with Horizon Construction in Waupun. He was also a caretaker of Alto Cemetery for 21 years, being very meticulous. Morris served on many local boards over the years for the community and church. Morris was a member of First Christian Reformed Church and served as elder and deacon. He was also a member of American Legion Post 210.

Morris is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beatrice Te Grootenhuis of Waupun; five children, Darlene (Dave) Bouwkamp of Waupun, Diane Terpstra of Lisle, Illinois, Denise (Dale) Theel of Fond du Lac, Dennis (Kim) Te Grootenhuis of Winneconne and Darla (Steve) Landaal of Orlando, Florida; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roger, Russell and David Te Grootenhuis; five sisters, Arlene, Onetta, Olive, Lucille and Maleeta; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Morris was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Glenn Terpstra and John DeVries; a brother, Bill; sisters, Agnes, Bertha and Marie; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with the Rev. Harvey Roosma and Al Venhuizen officiating. Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on the family Sunday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun is serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.