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Robert Groene

August 10, 2018

Robert ‘Bob’ Groene

Aug. 13, 1957- Aug. 1, 2018

Robert ‘Bob’ Groene, age 60, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Aug. 1, 2018, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A vigil service was held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard D. Ball officiated. A visitation was held from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove. A second memorial service will be held in Schuyler at the Svoboda Funeral Home-North Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 18. A visitation will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Committal services will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Schuyler.

Robert “Bob” Groene was born Aug.13, 1957, in West Point, the son of Paul and Margaret (McNally) Groene. Bob grew up on a farm near Dodge, and graduated with the class of 1976 from Dodge High School.

Left to cherish his memory include his brothers Dr. Jim (Wendy) Groene, Rich (Joy) Groene and Mike (Barb) Groene; sisters Claudia Groene Stuben and Jan (Dr. Dave) Groene Mlnarik; brother-in-law Jim Bacome; ex-wife Cindy Groene and her daughters Michelle (Matt) Hagge, Kristy (Kevin) Feddersen and their daughters Ashton, Paige; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Margaret (McNally) Groene; sister Trish Groene Bacome; brother-in-law Bill Stuben. Through his generous donation to the Iowa Donor Network, Bob’s life will live on. The family of Bob Groene requests no flowers.

Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com.

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