Ted E. Grote

Aug 4, 1953 - Jul 24, 2014

Ted E. Grote, 60, of Bellevue passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, in his home. 

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

Ted was a 1971 graduate of Bellevue Senior High School. He worked for General Motors and Delphi in Sandusky as a setup man until his retirement in 2008. 

Ted was a member of UAW Local 913 and enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, working on cars, and computers.

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

Ted was preceded in death by his mother, Marna Grote; nephew, Chad Francis; niece; Beth Crites; and stepson, Freddie Ball Jr. 

Friends will be received 3-6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, where a funeral service officiated by the Rev. Justin Jump will be 10 a.m. Monday.

Memorials can be made to The American Cancer Society.

Memories and condolences may be shared at foosfuneral.com.