The Free Press, Mankato, MN

June 14, 2013

Sharon (Smith) Hill Grothe


—   Sharon (Smith) Hill Grothe, 70, died Wednesday June 12, 2103, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato.

 Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Woodland Hills Funeral Home in Mankato.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013, from 4 -8 p.m. at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Burial will be at a later date in Elysian.

 Sharon was born February 16, 1943, to Major and Mabel (Nassif) Smith.  She was united in marriage to Whitney Hill in March 1961. Divorced and later in life married Roger Grothe in 1991.  She worked at Midwest Electric for 25 years.  Sharon enjoyed playing cards, visiting with her friends, gambling, flower gardening, spending time with her family, and cooking for her family.

 Sharon is survived by husband, Roger Grothe of Madison Lake; by her children Dawn (Lyle) Arndt of Madison Lake, Dan (Linda) Hill of Elysian, and Bonnie Smith of Waterville; grandchildren, Vanessa, Brock, Lana, Heidi, Nicole, Kayla,; great grandchildren, Wyatt, Kadynce, Sawyer, Rylind, Phelix, Amelia, and Beckett; brother, Richard "Dick" P. Smith of Mankato; sister, Barbara Rachuy of Mankato; many nieces and nephews; and ex-husband, Whitney Hill and special thanks to Brandi.  

 She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Bob Smith, Marvin "Butch" Smith, Thomas "Darold" Smith; and sister, Jan Evans and granddaughter Alicia.