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Beatrice Sylvia Groendyke

April 3, 1920 August 28, 2019
Beatrice Sylvia Groendyke
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Obituary for Beatrice Sylvia Groendyke

Beatrice (Dykema) Groendyke, age 99, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington, MN.
Beatrice was born on April 3, 1920 to parents William and Henrietta (Kamerman) Dykema. She attended country school in Ransom Township by Bigelow, MN. She married John Groendyke on June 19, 1940. After John served a short time in the US Army, John and Beatrice lived in Worthington where John worked as a farm hand and as a mechanic for Hudson Motors. In 1951, they moved to a farm by Bigelow where they lived for 54 years. In 2005 they moved into a condo in Worthington, and later into an apartment at Ecumen Meadows.
Beatrice was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, playing cards with friends and enjoyed shopping in Minneapolis with her daughters.
She is survived by and sadly missed by her three daughters, Joan (Larry) Johnson of Rockford, MN; Marilyn (Steve) Commaford of Coon Rapids, MN; and Karen (Ronald) Obermoller of Brewster, MN; six grandchildren, Jeff (Ginny) Commaford of Ramsey, MN; Joel Commaford of Ramsey, MN; Laura (Eric) Trontvet of Buffalo, MN; Ryan Johnson of Anoka, MN; Melissa Obermoller of Minnetonka, MN; Jonathan Obermoller of Hopkins, MN; six great grandchildren - Emily, Meghan, Jackson and Mason Trontvet, Kyle and Lauren Commaford; sister-in-law Grace (Kenneth) Dykema of Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law Lucille Groendyke of Rock Rapids, IA; sister-in-law Kate (Neal) Groendyke of Sheldon, IA; several nieces and nephews.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband John, parents William and Henrietta; and one brother Kenneth.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 2, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Reformed Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Tim Truesdell officiating. Burial will be held in the Ransom Township Cemetery, rural Bigelow, MN. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the American Reformed Church in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Sunday

1

Sep

5:00 PM 9/1/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/1/2019 7:00:00 PM
American Reformed Church

1720 Burlington Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

American Reformed Church
1720 Burlington Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Monday

2

Sep

9:30 AM 9/2/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 9/2/2019 10:30:00 AM
American Reformed Church

1720 Burlington Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

American Reformed Church
1720 Burlington Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Monday

2

Sep

10:30 AM 9/2/2019 10:30:00 AM
American Reformed Church

1720 Burlington Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

American Reformed Church
1720 Burlington Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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