INDEPENDENCE – Guy F. Grover, 85 years old, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Rowley and Independence, died on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Meth-Wick Community in Cedar Rapids. He was born in Independence on June 26, 1928, the son of John Devere and Martha Elizabeth (Basquin) Grover. He attended high school in Rowley, and then joined the U.S. Army
. On Aug. 13, 1949, he and the former Shirley Ann Kuhn were married at St. John's Chapel in Independence. They farmed in the Rowley area and Mr. Grover also was a real estate developer. Mr. Grover was an environmentalist and involved in preserving the natural habitat. He and his wife donated the Guy Grover Timber area to Buchanan County. He and his brother, Max, planted 1,000's of trees in the area.
Mr. Grover is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley; two sons, Michael (Vicky) Grover of Cedar Rapids and Mark (Jason) Grover of Iowa City; two daughters, Patricia Grover of Mountain View, Calif., and Beth (Danny) Hinde of Cedar Rapids; and two grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: James (Colleen) Grover and Max (Charlotte) Grover, both of Rowley; and three sisters, Gladys Corkery of Independence, and Ruby Marks and Ruth Hanson, both of Rowley.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William Grover and Leland Grover, in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Pastor Sheri Andersen officiating. Burial will be in Rowley Cemetery. Friends called for visitation from 2 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the White Funeral Home in Independence where a Military Service began at 7:30 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.