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Emmy Lou DeGroot

November 14, 1931 June 22, 2012
Emmy Lou DeGroot
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Obituary for Emmy Lou DeGroot

Worthington, MN

     Emmy Lou DeGroot, 80, daughter of Darriel and Anna (Immens) Coddington was born in Lake Park, Iowa on November 14, 1931. Lou attended school in Okabena, MN. She married Chris DeGroot on October 25, 1952 in Worthington. Chris died in April of 1974. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Eastern Star, and the Worthington Cemetery Association. She worked for Campbell Soup for eight years, Leuthold Clothing for eighteen years, and Sterling Drug for fourteen years. Lou died on Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center.
     Lou is survived by her daughter Laurie (Timothy) Blume of Worthington; her son Lonnie DeGroot of Worthington; grandchildren, Amber (BJ) Klinkenborg, Adam Blume, Skylar DeGroot with friend Nicole Heyerdahl, and Lacey DeGroot; great grandchildren, Tucker Klinkenborg and Celia DeGroot. Lou is also survived by two sisters, Shirley (Arlis) Koehn, Redwood Falls, MN and Janice Reynolds of Ellsworth, MN. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lou is preceded in death by her husband Chris, parents, two brothers Neil and Larry Coddington, and one sister Mary Clark.
     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Gordon J. Orde officiating. Burial will be held in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

Arrangements are with Benson Funeral Home

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