Charles W. Grove of Buckeye, Arizona passed away March 19, 2023 at the age of 90. He was born March 13, 1933 in Hillsboro, North Dakota to John R. Grove and Rosalie Gadberry. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Nancy, second wife, Lois, and his great-granddaughter, Emma. He is survived by his children, Donna (Mark) Galbreath, Diane Hauschild, Kathleen (Dean) Osborne, Donny (Dodi) Thomson, and John Grove, and his sister, Janet Britton. He is also survived by number grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even some great-great-grandchildren.
Charles played football in high school and attended some college before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He served stateside during the Korean War in Fort Niagara, New York. After serving his country, he moved his growing family back to North Dakota.
Charlie, as most of his friends would call him, was a quiet man. He would say he was bashful, but when you got to know him, you soon understood that not to be true. His quick wit and many sayings let you know he was always listening. He enjoyed camping and fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. After being widowed for a second time, he moved to Arizona to live with his daughter and family. Many of his family came to visit.
He had a smile on his face – Every Day!
A Celebration of Life will be held in June in Hillsboro, North Dakota.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to any Hillsboro, North Dakota or hospice charity.