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“Maurice Grove seems like a really good guy and I wish I could of made it to his funeral. I never really knew my grandpa, only from when I was little....Read More »
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QUINCY – Maurice E. Grove, 95, formerly of Sterling, died on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy. Maurice was born in Panora, Iowa on December 10, 1924, the son of Frank and Lena (Gander) Grove. He was a WWII Army veteran, and was honored for participation in the Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial certificate signed by President Ronald Reagan. Maurice was a member of First Christian Church in Sterling. He was also a lifetime member of the Sterling American Legion, Rock Falls VFW, and a past member of the Sterling Moose, and the Sterling Elks Clubs.

Survivors include four children, Ann Grove of Oklaholma, Adam Starr of Nebraska, David Dornbusch of Minnesota, and Bob Dornbusch of Minnesota; one brother, Frank Grove of Illinois, and his sister Evelyn Cain of Florida.

Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and his wife Nollys (Keebler) Grove.

Visitation will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, February 10, 2020 at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Funeral service will follow at 1:00pm, with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sterling American Legion.