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 Donald Fred Grosshans

Donald Fred Grosshans

Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Death 12 Nov 2006 (aged 83)
Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 177, Lot 5
Memorial ID 100116597 · View Source
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Donald Fred Grosshans the son of Glen and Mary (Waldmeier) Grosshans was born March 17, 1923 on a farm near Deshler, NE. He departed this life on Sunday November 12, 2006 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Deshler, Ne at the age of 83 years.

Don is the oldest of three children. He grew up in the Deshler area and attended school graduating from Deshler High School. After high school he entered the United States Army during World War II and served in Germany on the Rhine River from 1944 to 1946. During the conflict he was wounded and received the Purple Heart Medal. After his discharge he came back to the Deshler area and farmed for Ervin Atenhan, after Ervin retired Don did the farming until his retirement in 1998.

Don kept quite busy after his retirement. He drove the Handi-Van in Deshler for senior citizens, delivered meals on wheels, and was on the City of Deshler Cemetery Board, 50-year member of the Deshler American Legion Club and a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Don enjoyed bowling, fishing, traveling on bus tours seeing places like, Black Hills in South Dakota and Branson, MO. Don enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Glen.

He is survived by one sister Florence Richeson of Augusta GA, and nephews, Dennis Groshans and wife Wendy of Montreal, MO, Glen Groshans and wife Deborah of Hastings, NE, Steve Groshans and wife Stephanie of Lincoln, NE, Fred Groshans and wife Jill of Roca, NE, Daniel Groshans and wife Sandy of Lincoln, NE, nieces Mary Smith and husband Randy of Papillion, NE, Jackie Carl and husband Steve of Hastings, NE, Toni Woodward of Lincoln, NE, Nieces and Nephews from Augusta, GA, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday November 16, 2006 at 2:00 PM at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE. Officiating Reverend Kurt Van Fossan, organist, congregational hymns “Amazing Grace”, “The Old Rugged Cross”, casket bearers; Dennis, Glen, Steve, Fred, and Daniel Groshans, Randy Smith, and Steve Carl. Visitation will be held Wednesday November 15, from 9am to 7pm at Deshler Memorial Funeral Home in Deshler, NE. Burial will be held in the Deshler City Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Halfman Post 352 of Deshler, NE. Deshler Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


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