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Lloyd “Don” Groves

Lloyd Donald Groves, 80, of Sioux City, passed away June 11, 2019, following a brief illness.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Mater Dei Parish – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The Rev. Dan Rupp officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery after the service.

Lloyd “Don” was born February 10, 1939 in Quimby, Iowa, the son of Lloyd and Eleanor (Reinert) Groves. He moved to Sioux City as a child and graduated from East High School in 1958. He then joined the United States Air Force.

Don married Jean Abrao on October 22, 1960, in Santa Venetia, California. They returned to Sioux City in 1966. Don worked at McCracken Concrete Pipe Machinery Company in Sioux City for 28 years. He was also a member of the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Department Reserves for 25 years.

Don was an active member of Mater Dei Parish- Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He loved hunting and fishing with his family and golfing with his many friends.

After retirement, Don and Jean enjoyed spending their winters in Alamo, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Jean of Sioux City; a daughter, Lori (David) Arnold of Sioux City; sons Donnie (Melinda) Groves of Bronson and Chris (Stephanie) Groves of Sergeant Bluff; eight grandchildren: Ryan, Tim and Matt Arnold, Kristen, Meggan, Adam, Ashlyn and Conner Groves; three great-grandchildren, Cadence Arnold and Riley and Cameron Groves; and many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Ruth Kern and Dolly Sanvold.

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