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Dale Grotefendt

Dale W.  Grotefendt, age 63 of Marine, died Sunday, July 25, 2021, at his home in Marine.

He was born on Tuesday, April 08, 1958, in Highland, the son of  Harold and Velma (nee Conrad) Grotefendt.

On Friday, June 22, 1990, he married Kay A. Grotefendt nee Schallenberg  at the United Church of Christ of Marine, who survives.

He was a member of United Church of Christ of Marine; UCC of Marine Youth Group; Marine Cemetery Board; Director on the Madison County Farm Bureau Board; Local 520-Operating Engineers, Swansea.

Born in Highland and grew up on a farm NE of Marine.  He graduated from Triad High School in 1976; that year he received the DeKalb Agriculture Accomplishment Award; was the President of FFA-Triad; played high school basketball and played the trombone for the high school band. He attended SIU-E.  He helped with the operation of the farm with his father and mother.  In the early 2000’s he became an operating engineer, operating heavy equipment.  On January 1, 2020 he retired from the operating engineers because of health issues.  He coached baseball, soccer and basketball with his son and with his daughter coached soccer, softball, basketball and cheerleading. He travelled to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Liverpool as a chaperone for his daughters college soccer team.

Survivors include his wife, Kay A.  Grotefendt, nee Schallenberg, Marine; son, Ty F. (Corey) Grotefendt, Belleville; daughter – Michelle Lynn Grotefendt, Marine; Grandchild, Ryker W. Grotefendt, Belleville; brothers  Rande H. (Judith) Grotefendt, Longview, TX and Brad L. Grotefendt, Marine; Sister- In-Law – Shirley A. Carroll, Bunker Hill.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold Frederick Albert Grotefendt and Velma June Grotefendt, nee Conrad; and brother In-Laws – James Carroll  and Allen Schallenberg

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, at United Church of Christ of Marine in Marine.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, at United Church of Christ of Marine in Marine, with Rev. Philip H. Kershner, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Marine Cemetery in Marine.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Church of Christ of Marine or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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