Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church or to St. Ambrose University.
Surviving James are his wife, Pat, Davenport; daughters, Mary Ann (Dr. George) Coroneos, Grand Rapids, MI and Connie (Michael) Shelsky, Tipton, IA; sons, Jim Grothusen, Jr., Chandler, AZ, Mike (Mary) Grothusen, Clinton, IA and Joe (Anne) Grothusen, Iowa City, IA; 9 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joan Grothusen, East Moline; step-sons, Thomas Hollembaek, Glendora, CA, Steven Ross, East Moline, Jeffrey Ross, Roseville, CA and Walter “Jay” Ross, Sacramento, CA; and step-daughter, Jean Rogers, Running Spring, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, Rosemary and Jean Marie, and brother, Keith Grothusen. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting James’ obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
Death date: Aug. 25, 2013