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Esther L. Groth

November 19, 1928 ~ March 10, 2018 (age 89)

Esther L. Groth, 89, of Olin passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Bellevue, Iowa.


Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Olin . A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service in Olin. Burial will be held at a later date at Olin Cemetery.


Esther Louise was born on November 19, 1928 in Sioux County, Iowa to Johannes and Dora (Mueller) Reyelts. She graduated Olin High School. On February 6, 1948 she was united in marriage to Dale Groth in Boyden, Iowa. Esther stayed home to raise her children and take care of daily tasks within the household and farmed right alongside her husband. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Olin, the Westside Club and the Five Hundred Club. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and playing cards. She was well known for her wonderful cooking.


Those left to cherish her memories are her five children; Sandra (Ralph) Andresen of Olin, Becky (Daniel) McAtee of Olin, Pamela (Brian) Woods of Anamosa, Brian (Dee) Groth of Olin, Cheryl (Brent) Chambers of Bellevue, 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law Carol Kennedy.



She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters and two brothers.


Esther’s family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Hospice of Jackson County, Deanna, Wendy, Phyillis, Vickie, Dave and Faye.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to her family in her honor.




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