OBITUARY

Gregory Allen Van Grootheest

October 16, 1960October 3, 2019
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Gregory Allen Van Grootheest, 58, of Smithville, MO (formerly Belton) was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Greg was born 10/16/60 in Hudson, SD and grew up in Rock Valley, Iowa. After high school, Greg went to school for an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering, later receiving his BS in Electrical Engineering from UMKC. He moved to Kansas City to go to work for Bendix (which later became Honeywell), where he worked for 36 years until his retirement in September 2019.

Greg is survived by his wife Michelle of Smithville, son Matt (Rebekah) Brown, Chris (Teresa) Brown, Jennifer (Eli) Gough, step-children Chris (Jennifer) Skinner, Zack (Michele) Skinner, Mallory Skinner and Ethan (Kyla) Skinner, mother and father Gerrit and Jeanette Van Grootheest, grandmother Chris Kersbergen, sisters Sue (Allen) Fitch, Carol (David) Broesder, 10 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Greg loved country music, fishing, traveling and most of all spending time with family. He was a devoted Christian, loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Services will be held at Rock Brook Church, 1715 E 173rd St., Belton, MO 64012 on Monday, October 7, 2019. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with services immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Kansas City Hospice Foundation at KCHF, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114.

  • DONATIONS

  • Kansas City Hospice Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Burial Monday, October 7, 2019

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Chris Skinner

October 15, 2019

There wasn’t nearly enough time to truly get to know Greg, but the time we had was always full of laughter. Although he is gone too soon I’ll forever be grateful for the happiness he brought my Mom and for the fun times we all got to share. Miss you big guy!

Susan Fitch

October 5, 2019

Susan Fitch

October 5, 2019

Jenny Byrd

October 5, 2019

Jenny Byrd

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Jenny Byrd

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Jenny Byrd

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Jenny Byrd

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Mary Van Surksum

October 5, 2019

When Greg was born I was 8 yrs old. I remember going to the Hudson Hospital with my parents ( his Grandpa & Grandma) to see him. It was a big deal because he was my first nephew. Back in those days, I was only allowed to see him through the nursery window. I had to wait to hold him till later. Mary

Jay Kroeger

October 5, 2019

I knew Greg for over 30 years and in the last 2-3 years he became a very close friend. He was one of the most kind and genuine people I ever met. I will miss his friendship and infectious laugh. Rest In Peace my friend.
Jay Kroeger

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