Cover photo for Penny DeGroat's Obituary
Penny DeGroat Profile Photo
1964 Penny 2022

Penny DeGroat

December 11, 1964 — August 21, 2022

Detroit Lakes

Penny Jo DeGroat died by suicide on August 21st, 2022 at her home in Detroit Lakes. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Bernice J. St. Clair and Donald H. DeGroat on December 11, 1964. She grew up all over Minnesota, ending school at Centennial High School. She earned her Associates Degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician from St. Paul Technical College in 1994. She loved animals, fishing, volunteering, arts and crafts and organizing events.

She was a devoted Sister, Wife, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, and caregiver. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents; mother Bernice; her father Donald; her sister Debbie June; her brother Floyd (Fritz); and many other cousins, friends and loved ones. She is survived by her daughters, Sarah and Melissa; her grandchildren, Tayten, Kaden and Addlynn; her Siblings, Donald “Buck”, Dorothy, Michelle (Dave), Barbara, and Timothy; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Penny DeGroat, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 2, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Friday, September 2, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 382

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree