Sioux Falls, SD
(formally of Hartford)
January 28, 2021
Veronica Ann Rothans was the daughter of Lawrence and Margaret (Staebell) Rothans born on January 12, 1927, in Turner County. Her mother and baby sister died in 1931 and she and her sisters were raised by their aunt, Rose Staebell, in Humboldt. She graduated from Humboldt high school and worked at the Humboldt Supply for a number of years.
On May 25, 1948, she married Marvin Groeneveld. They raised seven children on farms in the Montrose and Colton areas. In 1993 they retired and moved to Hartford. Marvin passed away in 2010.
Veronica was a busy mom and spent much of her time baking, canning, playing cards and as a member of neighborhood women’s group. She was a Montrose Auxiliary member for many years and spent many years as part of the St. Jacobs Lutheran women’s group.
Veronica is survived by her children Marlene (Ed) Mellegaard of Baltic, Linda (Bill) Wilkes, Nancy (Darrell) Viet, Jim (late wife Karen) Groeneveld, Roxanne (Kirk) Keupp, Paul (Nancy) Groeneveld and Julie Dodd of Sioux Falls; 17 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law Joanna Elder, Santa Barbara, Calif., Myrna Searl, Sioux Falls, Mavis Groeneveld, Pueblo West, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marvin (Gronie) Groeneveld; sisters Ardell Lewin, Viola Fox; baby sister, Donna and half-sister Joann Westrup; her aunt Rose Staebell and a number of brothers-in-law and daughter-in-law, Karen Groeneveld.
Private family funeral service was held Monday, February 1, at Christ Lutheran Church, Hartford.
Arrangements provided by Minnehaha Funeral Home.
Veronica Ann Groeneveld