Gerald D. ‘Joe’ Groninger

SHERBURN – A Celebration of Life service for Gerald Dean “Joe” Groninger, 75, of Fairmont, formerly of rural Alpha, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Burial will be in Sherburn Cemetery, Sherburn, Minn.

Groninger died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus, in Rochester. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Sherburn, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Gerald Dean Groninger was born March 26, 1938, in Pierce County, Neb., the son of Fred William and Ruth Estaline (Miller) Groninger.

Survivors include: son, Jim Groninger of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughters, Terri Stough of Austin, Kelly Kennedy of Willmar, and Connie Johnson of Mankato; 10 grandchildren; sister, Doris “Dory” Ferris of Norfolk, Neb.; two brothers, Robert “Bob” Groninger of Norfolk, Neb., and Fred W. “Bill” Groninger Jr. of Wisner, Neb.