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Tony Groth

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Tony James Groth age 34 of New Hampton died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Center, New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. The pall will be placed on the casket by his wife, Sydney, son, Aiden, brothers, Tracey and Todd and sister, Tara. Dennis Wolter will be the lector. The offertory gifts will be presented by Celeste Holscholag and Amanda Stocks. Pallbearers are Joshua Pontenberg, Brian Roethler, Zach Wolter, Tracey Groth, Todd Groth and Dennis Wolter. Honorary pallbearers are Burt Wolter, Terry Cook, Nick Stocks, Tom Winch, Terry Winch, Matt Winch, Terry Miller, Eric Gansen, Seth Holschlag, Chris Lowe and Chad Tensdale. Burial will be at a later date at the Guttenberg City Cemetery in Guttenberg, Iowa. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Tuesday. If so desired memorials are preferred to Cedar Valley Hospice or the Melissa Lea Reicks Foundation. Tony James Groth was born March 26, 1979, in Guttenberg, IA, the son of Ronald “Butch” and Mary (Wolter) Groth. Tony began his education in New Hampton, until 6th grade when his family moved to Epworth, Iowa. He attended school there and was a 1998 graduate from Western Dubuque High School. Shortly after graduation he moved back New Hampton. He started off with a variety of jobs including Clear Creek Pheasant Farm, Sara Lee, Sparboe for over ten years and most recently Reicks View Farms. Tony was a true outdoorsman. No matter what activity it was, if it was outdoors and his family and friends were present, Tony loved it. Fishing, hunting, and primitive camping were a few of the activities he was most fond of. Tony was a true father figure. He is remembered as a hands-on dad who loved to spend time with his son, Aiden. Aiden was the pride and joy of his life. Tony’s friends and family meant everything to him. Survivors include his wife, Cydney of New Hampton; one son, Aiden Groth of New Hampton; his mother, Mary Groth of Epworth, IA; step-father, Jerry Wall of Oelwein; father-in-law, Frank Holschlag of New Hampton; two brothers, Tracey Groth of Garber, IA; Todd (Susan) Groth of Italy; one sister, Tara (Chad) Teasdale of Shellsburg, WI; five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

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  1. Todd and family, our deepest condolences for your loss. I was shocked to hear of this. I just wanted you to know from our family to yours we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Bill Baltes And Family

  2. I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. I know the pain of a broken heart. Our Heavenly Father feels our pain. Psalms 34:18 assures us that He is near to those broken at heart. He does, however, hold out a promise that in the very near future He will wipe out all tears of sorrow and pain from our eyes and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:3-5) He also promises to remember all those in the memorial tombs (graves) and restore them to life. (John 5:28,29) Until those words are fulfilled, may you find much peace and comfort in God and in His promises found in the Holy Scriptures.

  3. Condolences to everyone. I never met Tony in adulthood, but remember childhood conversations about ‘Yucky’ (Lucky) the goldfish, a finfriend of Grandma Liz, and of mini-arguments of who was a ‘macaroni’, Tony or Rhonda. You can guess who argued which. Rhonda (cousin)

  4. TraciAnn, Branden, Jamie, Kenzie and Chandler purchased the Beautiful in Blue for the family of Tony James Groth.

  5. So sorry for the loss of a very special person. Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers at your time of sorrow. June Henry

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. My husband Danny & I grew up with Tony and were friends with him. Whenever he came back to the Epworth area, we would visit with him. Tony was such a gentle man with a big heart. He will truly be missed and bless his heart. We are very sad to hear he is gone. My sympathy to his wife, son and family. We are all thinking of you. McDermott family: Dan, Sara, Tyler & Isabella

  7. Our mother was at the Hospice House the same time as Tony, today we send our heartfelt sympathy. It was my utmost honor to video your wedding, what a special day for you all. Take care~ The Verla Norris family: Risa, Rhonda, Ranae & Mike

  8. Tracy & Sally Family,Todd & Susan Family,Chad & Tara Family purchased the Teleflora’s Loving Lilies and Roses Bouquet for the family of Tony James Groth.

  9. Cyd & Aiden, Thoughts and prayers are with you. Missed Tony when he left Sparboe, loved his laugh and talks with him. He loved you both and I feel will forever be around you! With much love, Ramona Houdek

  10. Aiden, We at Sue Sue’s daycare want to send our prayers to you and your mom. We are so sorry to hear about your dad just letting you know that we are thinking about you two and sending hugs too Love all the kids at Sue Sue’s

  11. Our Thoughts and prayers are with Cyd and Aiden, Mary and the ‘Groth family’, It’s sad to hear family is gone so soon. He was very little when I met him, and that’s also sad that I hadn’t got to know him. I recently read this poem, that I really like. Those we Love remain with us, for Love itself lives on. Cherished memories never fade, because one loved is gone. Those we Love can never be, more that a thought apart, for as long as there’s a memory, they live on in our HEART. <3 With Love, Colleen (Groth) and Rodney Johnson Manchester

  12. To the entire Groth family … sorry for your loss … sending our thoughts & prayers your way on behalf of the entire Dorothy & late Loen (Jump) Hansel family … Paul & Lois (Hansel) Fleming & family, Jeff & Lana (Hansel) Troester & family, Eric, Tami & Paislee Hansel, Justin & Amanda Hansel & family

  13. Cyd I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Aiden and your whole family. I wish I were closer to give you a hug and a shoulder. I am but a phone call or plane ride away.

  14. Thoughts and prayers will all of you. Tony was a great guy and considerate of others. He will be deeply missed. Jennifer Knutson and family

  15. Cyd and Aiden, so sorry for your loss of Tony. He will always be in your hearts and soul. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  16. Dear Cyd & Aiden, I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was such a wonderful person & will be truly missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. If there is anything at you need, please do not hesitate to ask. Jaime Frahm & family

  17. Thoughts and prayers Cydney and Aiden. Please let us know if you need anything!!!! We are here for you whenever!!!

  18. Cyd and Aiden sorry for your loss. I know that he will be sorely missed by many, including our son-in-law Brian. Remember the good times you had and cherish them forever. I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Lori and Darrell Hanson

  19. I love u guys so much. I can’t believe he’s really gone. I am here for u always and sending love and prayers.

  20. Cyd, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Christina Throndson

  21. Cyd, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Tony. I still remember when I first met Tony, as he came into First State Bank Iowa to get his first loan on his house in Alta Vista. What a hard worker he was! My your memories of him find you peace for both you and your son. Gina & Travis Schumacher

  22. I am so sorry for your loss, Cyd, Aiden and everyone who loved Tony. I will keep you in my prayers.

  23. I am so sorry to hear of the families loss. My He watch over you in peace and without pain. Cyd you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. May his life be rejoiced.

  24. Cyd – my thoughts are with you, as well as with Tony’s family and friends, in your time of loss. I love you dearly and am sending you a warm embrace.

  25. I’ll never forget first meeting Tony as he grabbed his skateboard and then went to socialize with friends. He then became a part of my family. My son looked up to him as they went fishing or off to shoot the potato gun together. May you continue a great journey until we meet again. Tony, you will be missed dearly. Prayers will continue for Aiden and Cyd.


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