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Stanley D. Grosch

September 11, 2014


Stanley D. Grosch 82, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at his Newton residence. He was born December 7, 1931 at Mahto, South Dakota to Albert and Gracie Mae (Bangle) Grosch.  On March 16, 1963 he married Shirley J. Ansberry at McPherson, Kansas and she survives of the home.  Stanley was longtime active member of the First Christian Church in Newton, Kansas. He served as an usher at the church over the years.  He was retired as a heavy equipment operator for Harvey County.  Hunting was a favorite pastime and he enjoyed spending time at with his coffee group that met at the local Burger King.  His family was very important to him and he looked forward to spending time with his loving family and many friends. He especially looked forward to trips to South Dakota to see his sister.



Stan is survived by his wife Shirley of the home; sons and their families: Bryan and Roxanne Grosch of Newton, Kansas and their children Courtney and Shannon; Douglas and Trisha of Newton, Kansas and their children Chelsea and Shelby; Merle and Elieg of Lander, Wyoming and Merle’s son Andrew; daughter in law Margie Clark of Abilene, Kansas and her daughter Laura and David’s son  William; daughter Dawn and her husband Kelly Bush of Assaria, Kansas and their children Matthew, Chase and Jamie; brother Billy Grosch of Newton and 7 great grandchildren.


Stan is preceded in death by his son David, parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.


Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at First Christian Church in Newton, Kansas with The Reverend Gary Bell presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday evening at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Private family burial will be at a later date in Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery rural Abilene, Kansas.


Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home

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2 thoughts on “Stanley D. Grosch

  1. We were so sorry to hear of Doug’s Dad’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  2. May the family find comfort in loving memories, and in knowing that God is “close to those that are broken at heart; and he saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) Our loving Creator, Jehovah God, has promised to soon “swallow up death forever…and wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) With deepest sympathy.

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