Whitetail Grove

From the southeast corner of the cemetery and sloping southeast. At almost any time you can see whitetail deer at the lower edge of this grove.

  • 22 trees
  • 22 planted
  • 5 dedicated

Red Oak dedicated by the five Quie children and their spouses to honor their parents Albert and Gretchen Quie The Al & Gretchen Quie children are: Fred & Mindy Quivik, Dave & Jennie Coffin, Dan & Luanne Quie, Joel & Sara Quie and Ben & Virginia Quie

Red Oak dedicated to Lawrence T. Nelson by Charlene Erickson-Knox & Randy Knox.

Red Oak bought by Friends of Valley Grove

Oak dedicated in loving memory of Betsy Maitland by David, Todd and Jim Maitland.

Oak Dedicated to the Rosenqvist Family: Rev Rolf Rosenqvist was born in Baldwin, Wisconsin in 1892. He was a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. His first congregation was in Reeder, North Dakota in 1919. He accepted a call to Valley Grove and Little Cannon congregations in 1921 and served these congregations preaching in both English and Norwegian until his death in 1946 in Faribault, Minnesota . Alma (Mrs. Rolf) Rosenqvist was born in Minneapolis in 1896. She died in 1988 at age 92. Both are buried in Valley Grove Cemetery.

Three sons served in World War II. Rolf – M/SGT U.S. Army Air Corp 1945 He lives in NH with his wife, MaryJane and children, Mark and Ann; Paul – 1st Lt 9th Air Force, served in England & Belgium He lives in Waldport, OR with his wife, Irene; Mark – PFC 12th Armored Division, KIA 1944; Son, Norman, served post-WWII as a1st LT, B52 pilot in the Strategic Air Command died , buried in Valley Grove Cemetery; Daughter, Ruth, born 1926, died in 1994 in a single car accident; Daughter, Carol, born 1927 Lives in Cottage Grove, MN Her children, Pat, David, Joyce and Dean also live in MN with their families.