Francis Grove, 25, of Alexandria, died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his home in Alexandria.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Our Mother of Mercy & St. Joseph Monastery in Alexandria with a rosary at 9:30 AM. Burial will be at St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Alexandria. A wake service will be 5-7:00 PM at St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church in Alexandria with a scripture service at 6:30 PM. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Francis Grove entered the world forty-five minutes after his brother and best friend John Paul Marie on May 13th, 1994, in Mitchell, SD. Francis loved to run, work out, travel and have adventures with his family and friends. He competed in Tai Kwon Do, track, and various other sports, and participated in band and other extracurricular activities in high school. He graduated from Emery-Bridgewater in 2012.
Though Francis desired to continue his education, he was prevented by illness from pursuing advanced studies. As his illness progressed, he was not able to work out like he had, and music became an important part of his life. Francis suffered much, but rarely complained. His gentle, loving spirit and sense of humor supported and brought life to those around him. Francis’ extraordinary heart, and selfless love for others will be deeply missed by those who loved him.
Francis was preceded in death by his grandparents Margaret Nichols, Keith Chapman, Margaret Brew, and Charles Grove, and his cousin Tammy Grove.
Francis is survived by his parents, Mollie and Michael Grove, Alexandria, SD; siblings, Sarah Phillips (Matthew) Wenatchee, WA, Angel Koob (Joe), Midland, MI, Mary Larrington, Alexandria, SD, Bernadette Grove, Longmont, CO, Joseph, John and Therese Grove, all of Alexandria, SD; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.