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John Paul Grotte

January 2, 1949 — January 31, 2023


John Paul Grotte, 74, of Quincy, Illinois passed away Tuesday January 31st at his home in Quincy. He was born on January 2, 1949   in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, the son of John Barrett  and Evelyn Irene Baker Grotte.

John graduated from Unity High School in Mendon, Illinois.

John Paul Grotte was a proud American who served his country during the Vietnam War as a Sargent in the Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam as a “Voice Radio Operator” and earned the Vietnamese Service Medal,  Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and a Cross of Gallantry with Palm.

He enjoyed hunting and collecting Native American Artifacts, antiques, and was a skilled arrowhead “Knapper”.

John is survived by daughters, including Suzanna (Kimball) Sprague and Rebecca Grotte, and five grandchildren: Cadence, Luke, Ayden, Hannah, and Brady.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald Grotte.

He was a graduate of Unity high School.

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