Harry Arnold Grove, 80, passed away on April 18, 2023 at his home. Care of Harry has been entrusted to Frontier Funeral Home/ Gorder-Jensen. Services for Harry will be held at a later date.
Harry Arnold Grove was born 22 Mar 1943 Minot, ND. He was raised in Grandville, ND by his Father Ole Grove a direct descendent from Norway and Mother Irene Grove beside his younger sibling Irven. Harry completed Granville High School and attended trade school in Minneapolis, MN in 1961.
Harry relocated to Columbia Falls MT where he met his spouse Jean Ann Grove and married in Kalispell 1974. Harry and Jean were blessed with 47 years before his passing. Harry and Jean resided in Columbia Falls MT raising and bearing children through 2007. Upon retirement they moved to Nevada and resided in warm weather for about 10 years. Missing Montana they returned to small town Choteau for the country's hospitality.
Harry and Jean have 3 sons and a daughter who bestowed 7 grandchildren and 10 great grands! Little did they know their children would scatter to Alaska, Idaho, Missouri, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Virginia. He was the sole survivor of his immediate family. The last of his parents passed away in 1984, however his little brother passed just 4 months prior to his passing.
Harry appreciated horses and favored Harness Racing among other activities around Minot ND. He was blessed with the opportunity to attend flight school and achieved his small aircraft pilot's license before leaving Minot. He continued his flight time in Columbia Falls and continued to follow through with additional accomplishments including career and hobbies. He started as an Oiler at Anaconda Aluminum and later advanced to Millwright where he became a professional Machinist. He was renowned for his work ethic and abilities. He served as the President of the State of Montana’s Machinist Council and was passionate to ensure the rights, safety and wellbeing on behalf of their members.
Harry ventured in B Class Stalk Car Racing, yet he found his real satisfaction as a great Outdoorsman with his family including every common expectation Fishing, Camping, Hunting in Northwest Montana. The family frequented their favorite location Hungry Horse Reservoir. Unfortunately, work related injury implemented change and challenge. Where he had to reason and deal with loss of his favorite activities. He sought lighter activities where he could participate and serve his family and friends. He volunteered for the Northwest Judo Association helping on the side lines to be with his kids. He had additional setbacks and multiple surgeries, however, continue to be available to his children and family. He always dropped everything to answer the call and take care of his children's needs. He also continued to serve friends and retirement communities as the President of the Senior Ctr. Where he partnered with his wife at billiards loving opportunity to win with prejudice.