Kenneth “Pat” L. Grover, 76, 2032 Oak St., a longtime Stevens Point attorney and public official, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Friedrich officiating.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church until the services.
Memorials in his name will be established at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plover, the Lions Camp for the Blind and Handicapped in Rosholt and the Junction City Village Park.
Mr. Grover was born March 17, 1924, in Junction City, a son of the late Rodney and Louise Grover. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1941.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1943 and was honorably discharged from the 90th Ordinance Battalion as a staff sergeant in 1946. He served in Hawaii and Washington, D.C.
After his discharge, he attended Central State Teachers College (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) and then graduated from the UW-Madison Law School in 1952. At UW-Madison, he was a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon social fraternity and Gamma Eta Gamma law fraternity.
He was married to Jane Dubke on June 18, 1955, in Stevens Point.
He practiced law in Stevens Point, first with his father from 1950 until his father’s death in 1958, and then in solo private practice until his retirement in 1996.
He served as a Portage County court commissioner from 1958 to 1996 and on the Stevens Point Police and Fire Commission from 1972 to 1982 and the Portage County Condemnation Commission from 1959 to 1964. He was also president and secretary-treasurer of the Portage County Bar Association.
He served as president of the Stevens Point Jaycees in 1955 and on its board in 1956; as president of the Noon Lions Club, chairman of the Lions Club Zone Eye Bank and on the Lions Club Board; and as president of the Stevens Point Curling Club.
He was also a trustee of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a Sunday school teacher at the church for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Cindy Grover, Milwaukee; and Cheryl Theriot, Mary Esther, Fla.; one son, Gary (Linda), Deltona, Fla.; one brother, Clifford (Arlyle), Lakeshore, Minn.; one sister, Vivian (Vernon) Moss, Stevens Point; and one grandson.