The Lusk Herald
September 24, 2003
Melvin Robert Grote
Funeral services for Melvin Robert Grote, 79, of Harrison, were held Sept. 24, 2003, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Harrison. Burial was at the Harrison Community Cemetery.
Melvin Grote died at his home, Sept. 19, 2003, of cancer.
Melvin was born on Oct. 9, 1923, at Wilcox, Neb., to William and Emma Grote. At the age of five he moved with his family to a ranch north of Harrison.
On Nov. 2, 1952, he married Madeline Bruegger of Lusk.
Melvin lived his entire life in Sioux County. He purchased a ranch north of Harrison in 1949, a farm near Bridgeport in 1959, and the 3-3 ranch south of Harrison in 1969, plus other parcels of land in the area. He was instrumental in helping young people get started in agriculture. He was an early member of the Sandhills Cattle Association, Sioux County Fair Board and the Nebraska State High School Rodeo Association. He also served on the Sioux County Board of Regents for 13 years, and was a director of the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department.
Melvin helped build the Redeemer Lutheran Church, where he was an active member and held many offices over the years. He enjoyed roping, a good game of horseshoes or baseball, fishing and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife Madeline; three daughters, Bonnie Anderson of Morrill, Neb., Connie Shay of Mitchell, Neb., and Sandie Geiser of Harrison; one son, Bill Grote of Harrison; six grandsons; two granddaughters; two sisters, Elaine Walker and Alda Engebretsen; one brother, Ronald Grote; and a sister-in-law, Ola Mae Grote, all of Harrison.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Twila; his parents; brother Earl; and sister Alice Rabe.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chadron Home Health and Hospice Service, the Harrison Fire Department or Ambulance, or the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Donations may be sent to the Security First Bank of Harrison.
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Adam Lee Bruegger (August 5, 1986 - May 30, 1998)Colten Burri Bruegger (July 28, 1991 - October 3, 2012)David John Bruegger (August 22, 1952 - October 24, 1984)Fred Arnold Bruegger (February 3, 1941 - April 26, 2007)Friedrich F. Bruegger (August 18, 1889 - October 16, 1966)John Bruegger (September 13, 1926 - June 24, 1973)Krista Diane Bruegger (April 1, 1986 - December 10, 2003)Martha Bruegger (September 21, 1905 - April 17, 1990)Tommy James Bruegger (November 24, 1967 - March 10, 2014)Margarete Martha Fernau (February 22, 1931 - January 15, 2002)Russell George Fernau (March 12, 1931 - January 28, 1971)Kenneth Ray Freeman (August 21, 1933 - May 15, 1990)Mary Rose Freeman (April 14, 1935 - March 28, 2015)Dwanne Allen Grote (July 26, 1950 - May 4, 1999)Earl August Grote (September 23, 1919 - July 24, 1965)Emma Lena Grote (August 13, 1898 - November 16, 1992)Jerry Sue Grote (February 10, 1936 - June 5, 2005)John G. Grote (June 11, 1906 - March 5, 1991)Twila Ann Grote (June 9, 1962 - April 2, 1983)William Grote (January 1, 1892 - January 21, 1970)William Fred Grote (April 29, 1961 - October 23, 2008)Jay K. Lacy (Date Unknown - August 3, 1972)Albert J. Rabe (July 13, 1915 - August 27, 1982)Alice Irene Rabe (October 15, 1917 - March 7, 1986)Julius B. Rabe (July 19, 1913 - February 10, 1988)Barry Dale Travnicek (October 13, 1968 - August 3, 2018)Elaine Nadine Walker (September 26, 1925 - October 27, 2008)Loren Ray Walker (August 24, 1926 - February 28, 2014)
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