ROCK FALLS – Steven C. Grove, 45, of Rock Falls, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home.
Steve was born May 17, 1968, in Sterling, the son of Gerald and Lois (Daniels) Grove. He was employed at Dollar General in Rock Falls and Peterson Cleaning in Sterling.
He met Irene (Wright) Carter in 1991, and they were married Oct. 10, 2010. Steve loved fishing, camping and he loved his dogs, Star, Tanner, and Laia. He was an awesome PaPa.
Survivors include his wife of Rock Falls; two sons, Lucas Grove of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jacob Grove of Sterling; three daughters, Katie (Mike) Pashon of Mansfield, Mo., Jessica (Dave) Sheely of Rock Falls and Brittny (Dan) Pyron of Tampico; 11 grandchildren, Avori, Chloe, Dominick, Madisyn, Ryleigh, Adan, Carson, Evorli, Jagger, Jemma and a twinkle on the way; his parents, Gerald and Lois (Daniels) Grove of Sterling; one sister, Debra Welker Litterell of Fulton, Mo.; one brother, Scott (Deann) Grove of Sterling; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel and Annabel Grove, and Charles and Fern Daniels; his in-laws, Robert and Angeline Wright, Sarah Wright and his best friend, “Rusty” dog.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave. in Rock Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Morris officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.