1933 - 2013
Published: January 23, 2013
Robert Grothe of Bella Vista, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale, Ark. He was born May 14, 1933, in Chicago, Ill., to James and Clarice (McNabb) Grothe.
He was a Boy Scout leader for 17 years and a member of several RV organzations. He enjoyed playing cards (especially poker), traveling and camping out in the RV. He loved his card-playing buddies' weekly activities. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for 13 years after moving from Palatine, Ill.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Audrey Grothe of the home; three sons, Mark Grothe and Dave Grothe and his wife, Barbara, all of Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Jeff Grothe and his wife, Pamela, of Camarillo, Calif.; one daughter, Kathy Lobmeyer of West Jordan, Utah; one sister-in-law, Pat Grothe; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, from noon to 4 p.m. at his home, 18 Oniell Lane in Bella Vista. Internment will be at a later date at St. Michael's Cemetery in Palatine, Ill.
Memorials may be sent to Circle of Life Hospice.
Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home of Bella Vista, Ark.
Online condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.