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Steven David Grothe

June 11, 1968March 18, 2020

Steven David Grothe was born on June 11, 1968 and passed away on March 18, 2020.


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Steven David Grothe

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David Guimbellot

March 24, 2020

Steve was my fraternity brother, which means something to me. We spent years together growing up and learning and living life. Without our time together the world would not have been so much intensely alive. Steven really lived. He introduced me to avacados! And the perfect sandwich. We went to parties and concerts and weddings.

I remember how much he loved Mikayla. The pictures were from the last time we were together. They were visiting Disney World, which is something we both loved. The escape into the scene was easy for us together.

I wish we could go ride motorcycles, scuba dive or just grab a beer. Or really do something new. He was great for adventures and really being present.

Rest in peace.

Richard Paden

March 23, 2020

My memories of Steve span more than 30 years. These memories extend from him showing novices how to rappel down 3 stories hours after I first met him to watching the 49ers win the NFC Championship with him in January of 2020. I will truly miss him.

I offer my condolences to his family and everyone else who knew him.