Scott J. Grober, 61

Scott J. Grober, 61, of Cresco, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2023, at his home.

Funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Mar. 16, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with Father Jerry Kopacek officiating. There will be a two-hour visitation at the funeral home prior to the funeral service on Thursday. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista. Online condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Scott Jeffrey was born Sept. 19, 1961, the son of Joseph and Betty (Hinz) Grober in New Hampton. He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School. In his younger years, Scott worked for Ray Nehl and Wright Way. Scott moved to Jasper County in 1989 to begin his 20-year career with Pella Corp. During this time, he raised a small herd of cattle and eventually, passionately managed his purebred Black Angus herd. In 1979, Scott was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Hemmer. The couple welcomed their two children, Nicki and Bryce. The couple later divorced. Scott was always a servant-hearted man. He was always willing to help his neighbors in any way he could. Scott was not known to be an idle man. His children recall that in addition to Scott’s main job and small farm duties, he could regularly be found helping on neighboring farms with chores, baling hay, or any variety of tasks. When his time at Pella Corp. ended, he made a path back to northern Iowa and settled in Cresco. There, he met Heather and her two daughters. These three became very important to him. Scott and Heather were united in marriage Dec. 31, 2018. Scott worked at Cresco Foods and spent many days working at the Cresco Livestock Market. In Cresco, Scott proudly tended his garden, turned a filing cabinet into a smoker, purchased a home, and made precious memories with his family and neighbors. Scott truly knew no strangers during his time on this earth.

Scott’s legacy will be carried forward by his mother Betty Grober of Alta Vista; his children Nicki (Jayme) Veenstra of Pella, and Bryce (Katelyn) Grober of Reasnor; his grandchildren Jayden, Andrew, Mack, Madi, and Quinten Veenstra and Colton Grober; his wife Heather Grober of Cresco; step-daughters Cecelia Smith of Decorah and Rosie O’Neill of Cresco. Scott’s memory will also be carried on through his brothers Todd (Sherry) Grober of Alta Vista, Dean (Jane) Grober of Charles City, Kyle (Kriselle) Grober of Alta Vista and their families; his aunts, uncles, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Grober and infant sister.

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