Laurence Lewis Grotewohl

February 23, 1951 ~ March 13, 2019 (age 68)


GROTEWOHL - Laurence Lewis Grotewohl (Larry) age 68 passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Harrison J.Grotewohl; mother, Betty Jane Dixon; stepfather, George Dixon; brother, George Grotewohl; father-in-law, Daniel J. Van Haften; sister-in-law, Debbie Wentworth. Laurence is survived by his children, Alexander Grotewohl, Heidi (Daniel Mutuku) Grotewohl, Andrew Grotewohl; their mother, Diane Grotewohl; brother, David Grotewohl; sister, Loretta Greco; mother-in-law, Arlene Van Haften; brother and sisters-in-law, Daniel D. Van Haften, Denise "God Mother" (Don) LaCroix, Dawn (Joe) Campbell, Darlene (Ron) Brown. Larry was the most humble, chatty, positive, goofy, loving, stylish, sweet guy. He loved his kids more than life. He would do anything for us, including driving all over town to visit a different park every Saturday morning. We had countless nights of telling stories about his life and family while searching through his memory boxes. He had nicknames for each of us and enjoyed watching all kinds of TV series with us. Basically whatever we liked he liked. He always made everyone laugh and feel special. Regardless of the situation he always had a smile or raised his eyebrows indicating he knew it was cool. He loved VW's of all kinds, people watching, making trinkets, and whittling sticks. He would make up fun words like Jomo and Vagala and added them to urban dictionary. He was intricate and thorough, had an amazing signature he was proud of. He was an artist that loved going to art shows and festivals. He always had perfect manicured nails and never wore socks. He always said ‘"Life is Good" and nothing got him down. "Half a loaf is better than no loaf," he would say. He loved all our animals including several Sweeties, Twitch, Geeo and Chitty. He met so many people walking Twitch, everyone loved seeing him around. He was infamous for spending half the time at the grocery store chatting with other people. He was a sucker for ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird', his favorite movie. All you had to say was "Boo Radley" and he would start laughing and crying. We spent some amazing times together on Drummond Island that will never be forgotten. He was proud of his Kidney Transplant aka Kindey, and all the health issues he overcame. But he went home to be with God and his body was fully restored. We know he is happy and healthy watching over us and will continue to live on in our hearts forever. Love you, Good Dreams, Goodnight, Have a nice night, See you in Heaven. A memorial mass will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 19 at Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 6390 Belmont Avenue NE, Belmont. The family will greet relatives and friends 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday the 18 th at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont and one hour prior to mass at the church on Tuesday. To share a photo, memory and sign the family's online guestbook please visit To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Laurence Lewis Grotewohl please visit our Sympathy Store.


MAR 18. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont

1601 Post Dr. NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

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MAR 19. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Assumption Catholic Church

6369 Belmont NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

Memorial Mass

MAR 19. 11:00 AM (EDT)

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

6390 Belmont Ave.

Belmont, MI, 49306

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