June 20, 1944 - December 10, 2021
Jon Norris Groth
Age 77, of Bloomington, formerly of Edina. For four years, Jon struggled with dementia/Alzheimer's. He is now out of pain and in a better place.
Jon graduated from Minneapolis Central High School in 1962. He was a lifelong social warrior. He served in the Peace Corps for 2 years in the Philippines in the 60s. He spent his working and retirement time on projects to help children and families in need. Jon traveled the world. He was very proud of our Norwegian heritage and visited Norway several times. He was honored to have a Lutheran upbringing by his parents, grandparents, godparents and other family and friends. He wants his love for his birth family, late wife, Joanne Helen Groth and extended family in the US, Philippines, Argentina and Italy to be remembered. He had a love for all peoples of this world and made efforts towards world understanding and peace. Jon was an active member of the Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club and past member of the St. Louis Park Chamber of Commerce.
Survived by siblings, Judy Gross (Richard Sandeen) of Richfield, Jim (Karen) Groth of San Diego, and Hugo (Lilliana) Cives of Argentina; friends, Vaman and Cindy Pai and their sons; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceded in death by wife, Joanne (née, Pech); and parents, Norris and Lillian Groth.
Special thank you to the D1 Masonic Home staff for taking such good care of Jon.
Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring of 2022.
Memorials preferred to the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Foundation at 2315 Chicago Avenue So. in Minneapolis or the Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club Foundation.