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Wayne Grove ’62 of Morris, Illinois, died Aug. 8, 2019. He was 79. Wayne was a member of Phi Gamma Delta at Illinois Wesleyan, where he also played football and baseball. Wayne taught in Cleveland and Le Roy, Illinois, prior to a banking career. He was an elder at the Presbyterian Church in Princeton, Illinois, and later a deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Morris. He served in the Army National Guard of Illinois, from 1966-68, and the U.S. Army Reserve, from 1968-72. He was a 50-year member of the AF & AM Lodge 534, Valley of Bloomington Scottish Rite and Mohammed Shrine of Peoria, Illinois. He was an avid supporter of his grandchildren’s athletic endeavors and took pleasure in hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife Linda (Wilson) Grove ’65, two daughters, including Jennifer (Grove) Heinsius ’89, three grandsons and four siblings.

  2 Responses to “Wayne Grove ’62”

  1. May you rest in peace, Grover. I have many fond memories of you and and I at the Fiji House and on the baseball field. Peace and Blessings for your wife and family.

  2. I didn’t really get to know Wayne and Linda until several years after we had all graduated. I remember them well as fun and gracious in our church and social settings in Glen Ellyn. Good memories of a time long ago. Grace and Peace to Linda and the rest of the family. Dave (’64) and Barb Wixon

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