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Verne Eugene Grosz

February 16, 1942 — June 4, 2016

Rev. Jonathan Vehar
Organist ~ Dorothy Bietz
Special Music by Outback Band
Verne Eugene Grosz was born in Scotland, SD on February 16, 1942 to Ruben and Irene (Bertsch) Grosz. Following his graduation from Scotland High School in 1959, he farmed alongside his father 11 miles northwest of Scotland. On August 18, 1963, Verne was united in marriage to Margery Ulmer at Grace Lutheran Church in Menno; born to this union, were two sons, Dean and Evan.
Upon his father’s passing in 1973, Verne took over the family farm and worked hard planting and harvesting crops, raising livestock, and for several years he also enjoyed raising buffalo. In 1995, Verne retired from farming to follow his passion and opened Grosz Welding. He had the uncanny ability to fabricate anything out of metal, and was well-known in the community for being an inventive man who could fix or make anything.
Verne was very active and loved life. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, and ride his trike motorcycle alongside his friends. He was also a member of the local bowling league and dart team. Verne’s family and friends will never forget his unique pets, such as his lynx, skunk, coyote, and badger. He was the family and community prankster who never ceased to surprise people with his stunts and dry humor. Verne always thought big and never stopped at normal. He took everything to the next level whether that was placing a lighted Christmas tree on top of his silo or placing chains on his Chrysler Newport so he could navigate the Black Hills logging trails while deer hunting.
For the past eight years, Verne has enjoyed the company of his significant other, Helen. He made frequent trips to Nebraska to spend time with Helen and her family. They enjoyed dancing, taking trips together, and spending time with their friends.
He was a cherished son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and spirited friend.
Verne passed away as a result of a car accident on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Niobrara
Valley Hospital in Lynch, Nebraska having attained the age of 74 years, 3 months, and 19 days.
He is survived and remembered by his sons: Dean (Lisa) Grosz of Olivet and Evan (Karla) Grosz of Rapid City; grandchildren: Dexter (Stefani), Tyler, Connor, Brett (Heather), Drew (Linnea), Logan, and Hayden; great-grandchildren: Camden, Teegan, Madelyn, and Theodore; mother Irene Grosz of Yankton; brother Marlin Grosz of LaJolla, CA; sister Kaylene (Jerry) Yeazell of Sioux Falls; significant other Helen Lueken of Lynch, NE; and special daughter Robin. He was preceded in death by his father.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Starts at 5:00 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Zion Lutheran Church, Scotland

321 Stafford St., Scotland, SD 57059

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