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“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...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Mar McDonough (Redig) - Faribault, MN

“Bill was a honorable man and my prayer is that he Rest In Peace. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Loonan - Easton, MN - Friend

“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...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: chuck clarke - kenyon, MN

“I remember cousin William well. The Kain family were close and had many good times together. Wish I could be there for the service. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Dorothy& Will Kirckof - New Ulm, MN

“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....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Steven Hanson - Rochester, MN

“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...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Gary and Mary Beth Bushlack - MN

“I have many fond memories of spending time at the gas station with Bill and Benny. Such a kind man RIP. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Steven Hanson - Rochester, MN

“My deepest sympathy. He was such a nice guy. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Christine Cooper - Wells, MN

“William said kind things about my father, and that demonstrated William's kind and generous spirit. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Dawson - Merced, CA, CA

“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...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Chuck &doris Brooks - Baltimore, MD

“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...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Tricia Wetzell-Christopher - MN


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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.