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“My sympathy to all of Milton's family. I have lots of good memories of Milton from our days as neighbors on the farm. He usually had a smile and a...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Schultz - Rochester, MN

“Marie and FamilyOur deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. One of my cherished memories of Milton: When Gary's dad died suddenly in Matawan,...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Gary and Mary Beth Bushlack - MN

“Marie and family, so sad to hear of Milton's passing. what wonderful 4-H leaders and neighbors you were.Keeping you in our prayers.Russ & Rita BathkeF ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Russ & Rita Bathke - Wells, MN

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. As a fellow township officer, I appreciate Milt's good service. To live in the hearts of those we leave...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Al Batt - Hartland, MN - Friend

“Neil and Jean and family of Milton sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers. God BlessGreg Scheid ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Greg Scheid - Blue Earth, MN

“My deepest sympathy in your loss. Thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Brian Wanzek - Palm Springs, CA

“Neil and Jean and families of Milton. So sorry for your loss. I knew him as a very caring man. He will be missed. Keeping you all in our prayers. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Grunzke - Alden, MN

“Our deepest sympathy to Marie, Neal and Dale....we are down south so won't be able to be there. I pray you have many happy memories and that God...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Janet & Curtis Proehl - Eloy, AZ

“Sorry for your loss Jean and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Stephanie Peterson - Geneva, MN


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Milton August Groskreutz, age 93, of Mankato, MN, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at New Perspective Senior Living in Mankato, MN. A funeral service will be held Friday, February 16, 2018, at 11:00 AM at First Lutheran Church in Waldorf, MN with Pr. Michael Mathews officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 9 – 11 AM, prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in Waldorf. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family.
Milton August was born August 9, 1924 in Vivian Township, Waseca County, MN the son of August and Wilhelmina (Schwarz) Groskreutz. He attended Waseca County School District #47. He was united in marriage to Marie Margaret Harper May 8, 1947 in Wells, MN. Milt was a life-long farmer, and did custom farm work for many years. Milt trucked sweet corn and peas for Birds Eye, and delivered cars for Wells Ford for several years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Waldorf. He was also a member of Farm Bureau, and served as the Vivian Town Board Supervisor for many years. Milt loved to check crops, and he knew all the back roads and where everyone lived. He was an avid reader of books, magazines, and newspapers. Milt grew and hauled a lot of sweet corn, and his favorite meal was fresh sweet corn on the cob, which he could eat any time.
Milt is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Arnold (Irene) Groskreutz, and brother-in-law, Stan DeFreese.
He is survived by his wife Marie, of Mankato; children: Linda Dreier of Dublin, OH, Ginger (Dennis) Kipp of North Mankato, MN, Dale (Lynn) Groskreutz of New Richland, MN, Neil (Jean) Groskreutz of Wells, MN, and Glenn (Janice) Groskreutz of Spring Branch, TX; 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Reuben (Ellen) Groskreutz of Wells, MN; brothers and sisters-in-law: Harold (Carol) Harper of Faribault, MN, Dorothy DeFreese of Richfield, MN, Helen (John) Herman of Wells, MN; numerous nieces, nephews and their families.