Jennings Melvin Grotte, 80, Enderlin, ND, formerly of Finley, ND, died December 29, 2003, at Mary Hills Manor, Enderlin, ND.
Mr. Grotte was born September 6, 1923, at Blabon, ND, to Swen J. and Annie (Sund) Grotte. He attended school in rural Pickert, ND, and farmed with his father. He married Esther Green in December of 1961 in Fargo, ND. The couple farmed in the Finley area until 1969 when they moved to Minneapolis, MN. They returned to the Fargo-Moorhead area in 1994. Esther died July 30, 1996.
Mr. Grotte is survived by 4 brothers, Ernest (Marlys) Grotte, Finley, ND, Marvin Grotte, Minneapolis, MN, Jon (Phyllis) Grotte, Minneapolis, MN, and Walter (Donna) Grotte, Finley, ND; and 2 sisters, Jean (Beryl) Carlson, Leonard, ND, and Fern (Thomas) Hanson, Kindred, ND.
Mr. Grotte is preceded in death by his wife, Esther; a brother, Stanley Grotte; a sister, Edna Burchill; and his parents, Swen and Annie Grotte.
The funeral for Mr. Grotte will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Finley American Legion, Finley, ND, with burial at St. Petri Cemetery, Pickert, ND. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Friday in the American Legion.
Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, is handling the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.