Gail E. Grove, age 94, of Shakopee, Minnesota, formerly of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023, at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee.
Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Gail Edward Grove, 94 long time Hutchinson resident passed away at St Francis Hospital in Shakopee, MN.
Gail the youngest of 13 children was born in Plover, Iowa to James & Grace (Calhoon) Grove. Gail met the love of his life Carol Nelson while serving in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Gail and Carol were united in marriage on October 16, 1955 at the Vineyard Methodist Church in Hutchinson. Celebrating 64 years of marriage they were blessed with three children Lisa, Mitchell and Kyle. Gail and Carol farmed in Iowa until 1960 when they moved back to Hutchinson and Gail began working at 3M that year as mechanic working his way up to a tool and dye maker. Longing for his days of farming Gail and Carol purchased a farm east of Hutchinson in 1966 and he farmed part time while working at 3M. Gail retired from 3M in 1989 after 29 years.
Gail was a talented carpenter and woodworker creating beautiful segmented exotic turned wood bowls for his friends and family. Gail and Carol enjoyed retirement having many wonderful adventures traveling to several countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and The Caribbean Islands. They spent many winters as “snowbirds” at their home in Mesa Arizona where he was the woodworking master teaching others the craft.
Gail is survived by daughter Lisa (Rip) of Medina, WA, son Mitch Grove (Lisa) Of Shakopee, MN and son Kyle (Sherry) Grove of Apple Valley, MN. 6 Grandchildren Steele (Florentina) Johnson, Jackie (Malana) Johnson, Quincy (Nick) Galanos, Kevin Grove, (fiancé Marina Suarez), Collin (Hailey) Grove, Keenan Grove (fiancé Zoe Walsh), and Taylor Grove. One Great-Grand daughter Isla Johnson with another on the way.
Brother-in-Law Duane Buske as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gail was proceeded in death by his loving wife Carol, his parents James and Grace Grove, Grand-daughter Star Johnson, Grandson Cutter Johnson, Sister-in-Law Rylda (Nelson) Buske, Mother and Father-in-Law Emma and Clarence Nelson.
Amy da Silva says
So very sorry for the families loss. Gail was such a wonderful neighbor to have growing up!! I’ll never forget how much he attended to his lawn on his little JD and then allis chalmers. Gail and Carol were always available to catch up with on “neighborhood” news!! I will never forget them!! Sending hugs and prayers for the family..
Mike and Lori Buske says
Uncle Gail was a very nice man. He and Aunt Carol were a special and really fun couple. Thank you for the many memories we had together. It was my honor to have you as an uncle. Rest in peace in Heaven !
We have one of the “beautiful segmented exotic turned wood bowls” that you made proudly displayed on a shelf in our living room.
We are so sorry for your loss cousins Lisa, Mitch and Kyle.