Ted E. Grote

Ted E. Grote, 60, of Bellevue, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home.

He was born Aug. 4, 1953, in Bellevue, to M. Eugene and Marna (Metzger) Grote.

He is survived by his wife, Eva “Kathy” (Crites) Grote, whom he married June 1, 1996, at Zion Episcopal Church, Monroeville; one son, Kyle (Emily) Grote of Chesnee, South Carolina; two daughters, Nicole Thomas and Heather Pratt of Frankfort, Indiana; a stepdaughter, Theresa Ball of Willard; father, Eugene (Betty Goss) Grote; six grandchildren; three sisters, Gayle (Scott) Francis of Bellevue, Colleen (Tim) Soule of Clyde and Jill (Scott) Gildenmeister of Bellevue; and in-laws, Bob and Pam Crites of Norwalk, Larry and Barb Gillaspie of Dover, and Don and Wendy Crites of Cynthiana, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marna Grote, and a stepson, Freddie Ball Jr.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue.

His funeral, officiated by the Rev. Justin Jump, will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.