Leslie H.J. "Opa" Groeneveld (1919 - 2014)

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Leslie H.J. Groeneveld

Newton

Leslie "Opa" Groeneveld, 95, formerly of Eldora, passed away Thursday morning, May 22, 2014, in Newton, at the home of his daughter's Barbara. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left in Bud's Name.

Funeral services for Bud will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Eldora, IA. Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, have been entrusted with the arrangements. Visitation with the family will be held Monday evening, May 26, at the church in Eldora.

Leslie H.J. "Bud" Groeneveld, "Opa" to his grandchildren, was the son of John J. and Tillie (Lindaman) Groeneveld, he was born May 15, 1919, in German Township, Grundy County, Iowa. Bud had served his country with the US Army, in New Guinea, during World War II.

On December 16, 1942, Bud was united in marriage with Fern C. Sutherland. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eldora, and a Life Member of the American Legion Walter Sayer Post #1215 in Eldora. Those left to honor Bud's memory include his wife Fern; his daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Levi Pence; his sons and daughter-in-law: Gene and Marilyn Groeneveld, and Jon Groeneveld, all of Newton; his eight grandchildren; and twenty-four great-grandchildren; his sister Lavera Boelman of Marshalltown; and his brother Dean Groeneveld of Marshalltown.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be left at:: www.pencefh.com.

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Pence - Reese Funeral Home
310 North 2nd Avenue East Newton, IA 50208
641-792-5125
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 26, 2014
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