Carlton Lloyd "Carl" Grosche, 85, Minot, former co-owner of Mackley Construction Company, died Friday, July 16, 2010, in a Minot healthcare center.
Carl was born Nov. 27, 1924, in Minot to Carl and Caroline (Frey) Grosche. He was reared and educated in Waterford Township of Ward County and attended rural schools in that area. He entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 26, 1944, and after receiving specialized training at the naval training center in Farragut, Idaho, he served aboard the USS Hocking prior to his honorable discharge as Motor Machinist Mate Second Class on May 13, 1946, in Bremerton Wash. Following his discharge he resided in Minneapolis prior to gaining employment as a construction laborer on the Garrison Dam project. Carl married Jacquelyn Chilson on Oct. 16, 1949 at Minot. Jacquelyn died on March 14, 1993.
Following the completion of the Garrison Dam they returned to Minot where he began his employment with Mackley Construction Company, a career that lasted more than 30 years until his retirement in 1991. During this time he assisted in the construction and remodeling of numerous buildings including the following: Medical Arts clinics, Ellisons, Walter's, St. Joseph's Hospital, Thomas Family Funeral Home, Empire Theatre, Westlie Motors, Woolworth's, CP Hotel, YMCA and several Minot school buildings.
Carl was a member of Vincent United Methodist Church, Eagles Aerie, Moose Lodge, American Legion, VFW and Carpenter's Union all in Minot. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping with his family and friends and was a talented craftsman.
Carl's loving family includes: his children, Sue (John) Dokken and Scott (Darci) Grosche, both of Minot, and Mark Grosche (Stacy and her daughter Madison) of Newbury Park, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Timothy Dokken, Christopher (Elizabeth) Dokken, Lori Ihli, Travis, Tyler, Tanner, Tristen and Trevor Grosche; one great-grandson, Joseph Ihli; sister, Lois Ruth Earsley of Lubbock, Texas; brothers, Wengert (Hazel) Grosche of Portland Ore., and Donald (Sharon) Grosche of Minot; sister-in-law, Delrane Grosche of Minot; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Gloria Jean; and brothers, Louis, Harry and Walter.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 21, at 11 a.m. in Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot.
Interment will be: in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Tuesday from 2 to 7:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Minot Hockey Boosters or the Roosevelt Park in Minot.
Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).