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Richard Groski -- Eyota

October 12, 2018

Richard “Dick” Groski, 79, of Eyota, died peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Whitewater Health Services in St. Charles.

Dick was born April 13, 1939, in Lewiston to Leonard and Lucille (Karsten) Groski. On Feb. 4, 1961, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Becker in Lewiston. In 1962, they moved to Plainview, and in 1974, they moved to Eyota. Most recently, Dick lived in Chatfield.

Dick was employed by United Telephone Service for many years, retiring in 1992. He then drove a school bus for 25 years for Dover-Eyota. He enjoyed camping, fishing, time with his family and going to the casino.

He is survived by his children, Pamela Groski (Curt Mayer), of Stewartville, Ronald (Carilee), of Fillmore, Michael (Jennifer), of Chatfield, David (Jeanne), of Stewartville, Scott (Amanda), of Chatfield and James (Jenniffer), of Gordon, Wis.; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joanne (Richard) Schultz, of Lewiston, Sandra Bonow, of Eyota and Sharon (Pete) Martin, of Dodge Center.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; two grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert and Thomas.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Eyota. A private family service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, Eyota. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Eyota American Legion.

Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 115 South Ave S, Eyota, MN. 507-545-2020.

Schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.

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