Richard Groski, 79, father of Fillmore man

Richard Groski

Richard “Dick” Groski, 79, of Eyota, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, surrounded by his family, at Whitewater Health Services in St. Charles.

He was born on April 13, 1939, in Lewiston to Leonard and Lucille (Karsten) Groski.

On Feb. 4, 1961, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Becker in Lewiston.

In 1962, they moved to Plainview, and in 1974, they moved to Eyota. Most recently, he lived in Chatfield.

He was employed by United Telephone Service for many years, retiring in 1992. He then drove a school bus for 25 years for Dover-Eyota. He enjoyed camping, fishing, time with his family and going to the casino.

He is survived by his children, Pamela Groski (Curt Mayer) of Stewartville, Ronald (Carilee) of Fillmore, Michael (Jennifer) of Chatfield, David (Jeanne) of Stewartville, Scott (Amanda) of Chatfield and James (Jenniffer) of Gordon, Wis.; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joanne (Richard) Schultz of Lewiston, Sandra Bonow of Eyota and Sharon (Pete) Martin of Dodge Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; two grandchildren and two brothers, Robert and Thomas.

A private family service was held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the funeral home, with burial following at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery in Eyota. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Eyota American Legion.