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James Grove

Jan. 24, 1948-May 21, 2010

James V. Grove 62, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday May 21, 2010 at his residence.

James Verne Grove was born to Verne and Virginia (Wilkening) Grove on January 24, 1948 in Farmington, Minn. He grew up and attended school in that area. He later attended Moorhead State University, where he earned his degree. He then earned his masters degree from the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. He lived in Detroit Lakes and worked as a family and youth counselor.

James is survived by one daughter, Jackie (Justin) Sharp of Detroit Lakes; four sons, Bruce Grove of Columbus, Ohio, Michael (Laci) Grove of Hibbing, Minn., James (Lauri) Grove of Stockton, Calif., and Sean (Amy) Grove of Lake Park; 11 grandchildren; and one brother, Michael (Elaine) Grove, of Hackensack, Minn.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at Berean Baptist Church in Detroit Lakes, with interment at Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes.

West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is handling arrangements. Those wanting to share memories and condolences may use the messages of sympathy section at