William Groskreutz

  • Born: November 10, 1926
  • Died: February 18, 2019
  • Location: Wells, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family

William August Gottlieb Groskreutz, age 92 of Wells, MN, died Monday, February 18, 2019 at The Shepherd's Inn in Wells, MN. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells, MN with Pr. Mary Iverson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial will be at a later date. The family requests memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wells Ambulance Service or Wells Lions Club. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family.

William was born November 10, 1926 in Waseca County, the son of Frank and Esther Agnes Hattie (Kain) Groskreutz. William was united in marriage to Lois Giese November 16, 1947 in Wells, MN. William farmed until 1965 along with independent trucking. He owned and operated Bill's Standard Station for 39 years along with his son Bill Jr. William was a charter member of the Wells Lions Club, Wells Chamber of Commerce, Wells Development Corporation, Wells Ambulance Service Board of Directors, St. Paul's Lutheran of Vivian Twp., Waseca Co., First Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Wells.

William is survived by his son: William Jr. (wife Andrea) Groskreutz of Wells, MN; 2 grandchildren: William III Groskreutz of Rutledge, MN and Heidi (husband John) Grunwald of Fairfield, IA; great-grandchildren: William IV Groskreutz of Oakdale, MN, Elizabeth Groskreutz of Rutledge, MN, Haley Grunwald of Blacksburg, VA, Drew Grunwald of Appleton, WI and Blair Grunwald of Fairfield, IA; brothers: Paul Groskreutz of Sherburn, MN, Frank (wife Wanita) Groskreutz of Waseca, MN, David (wife Linda) Groskreutz of Wells, MN, Benjamin Groskreutz of Wells, MN and Gene Groskreutz (special friend Amber Cooper) of Washington; sisters: Anna Louise (husband Roger) Hodgkins of Janesville, MN and Jeanette (Dale) Matheson of Blue Earth, MN; sisters-in-law: Arla Sorom of Wells, MN and RuthAnn Friday of Marshalltown, IA; brothers-in-law: David (Geraldine) Giese of Young America, MN and Paul (Shizuko) Giese of Houston, TX; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lois Groskreutz; granddaughter-in-law Laura Groskreutz; sisters-in-law: Mary Groskreutz, Gladean Groskreutz and Jane Dawson; brothers-in-law: James Sorom, Clair Friday, LaVerne Stern and Robert Dawson.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers and blessings for you and your family for the loss of your father. Lots of great memories to bless your souls during this time of Bertie emend.

Posted by Mar McDonough (Redig) - Faribault, MN - Friend   April 26, 2019

Bill was a honorable man and my prayer is that he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Pat Loonan - Easton, MN - Friend   February 27, 2019

Jr. Sorry for your loss. Bill was always nice to me and would do his best to help with all our in-sane projects. I will sure miss our visits when I would go to the Shepards Inn to visit my mother. Sincerely Chuck Clarke

Posted by chuck clarke - kenyon, MN - Friend   February 23, 2019

I remember cousin William well. The Kain family were close and had many good times together. Wish I could be there for the service.

Posted by Dorothy& Will Kirckof - New Ulm, MN   February 22, 2019

I remember Bill and Bennie letting me ask lots of questions at the filling station. Bill was always so kind and a great mentor in being a gentleman. He was in church with his family every Sunday and raised a wonderful family. God rest his soul and give comfort to the family in this time of grief.

Posted by Steven Hanson - Rochester, MN   February 21, 2019

What a special guy who will always be remembered in our hearts as giving, smiling, helpful, witty and a charm!!
Bill was so good to us in his business, yet, when Bill and Gary went fishing together in Canada, Gary said "What a guy". What a good sport and lots of fun as a fishing mate as the two of them fished and bonded in a very short time.
Whenever we would see Bill, he would have that "twinkle" in his eye, telling us, he remembered the good times.
Bill has earned his crown in heaven. Rest in peace, Bill

Gary and Mary Beth

Posted by Gary and Mary Beth Bushlack - New Richland, MN - Friend   February 21, 2019

I have many fond memories of spending time at the gas station with Bill and Benny. Such a kind man RIP.

Posted by Steven Hanson - Rochester, MN   February 21, 2019

My deepest sympathy. He was such a nice guy.

Posted by Christine Cooper - Wells, MN - Acquaintance   February 20, 2019

William said kind things about my father, and that demonstrated William's kind and generous spirit.

Posted by Betty Dawson - Merced, CA, CA - Family   February 20, 2019

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We remember his friendly countenance and easy going manner. He was a welcome sight at our Lion's meetings and events. We pray the God will comfort the family at this time and that they will cherish the many good memories of a life well lived!

Posted by Chuck &doris Brooks - Baltimore, MD - Friend   February 20, 2019

I have good memories of Bill Sr. at the station and at church. He was a pillar of the Wells community. My Dad enjoyed stopping by the station regularly to visit with him. Sometimes Dad would be a little late coming home for supper and would say, "Oh, I stopped by the station to talk to Bill Sr. (and later Bill Jr.)" He was a good friend. We trusted Bill to fix my cars in high school and in college. Dad would tell me not to go anywhere in the cities to even get an oil change - just wait until I got home & take it to the Standard Station. He knew they would be honest & fair. He was a good man.

Posted by Tricia Wetzell-Christopher - Jackson, MN - Family Friend   February 20, 2019