|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1959|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2011|
Funeral services for Randy Groves, age 51 of Lenox, Iowa who passed away Monday, June 6, 2011 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, will be held Friday, June 10, 2011, at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox. Visitation will be at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox Thursday from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment will be held at the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.
Randy Dale Groves was born on October 13, 1959 in Des Moines, Iowa to Bobby and Charlotte Groves and grew up on a farm south of Atlantic, Iowa. He graduated from Atlantic High School in 1978 and attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. He later came back to Iowa where he met his wife Shelly and made his home in Lenox. He has been employed at Michael Foods for the past 13 years.
Randy will best be remembered for the love he had for his grandchildren. He loved giving them tractor rides, tossing them into the back of his truck for rides to the lake and he especially enjoyed working side by side with them in his garden. At any given time, you could find Randy in his garage watching his favorite station "The Food Network", where he loved taking new recipes and making them his own.
Randy was raised on a farm and it was always a dream of his to one day own his own farm. He took great pride in his antique Case tractor. Friends and family will remember Randy for his quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor. .
Randy is survived and loved by his wife, Shelly; daughter Sarah (Victor) of Lenox; sons Jason Johnson and Brett (Cynthia) Johnson, all of Lenox; grandkids Dillon, Mahaley, Mason and Trenton; parents Bobby and Charlotte Groves, brother Jon (Bev) Groves, and sister Cathy (Chris) Knuth; and grandmothers Leona Groves of Atlantic and Vivian Langfelt of Massena.
Randy is also survived by his father and mother-in-law Phil and Lola Sanson; brother-in-law, Steve (Missy) Sanson of Nodaway; sisters-in-law, Debbie (Bob) Gallant of Gladstone, Missouri and Brenda (Mark) Huff of Creston. Randy is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Randy is preceded in death by his two grandfathers Robert Groves and Dale Langfelt.
Randy was a wonderful, fun-loving person who enjoyed life. His family and friends will miss him dearly.
North Fairview Cemetery
Created by: Pat O'Dell
Record added: Dec 31, 2011
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