Alvin Joseph Grothe, 96
February 5, 2022
Astoria, Ore.- Pastor Alvin Joseph Grothe passed away at his home in Astoria, Ore. on January 30, 2022 at the age of 96.
Alvin was born in Badger on July 14, 1925 to Adolph and Alma Grothe (Peterson). He graduated from high school in 1944, served with the 7th Div. Occupation Forces in Korea, was honorably discharged, and bought a farm in Badger.
In 1952, Alvin married Frances Tauer of Badger where they settled on his farm. He worked as a carpenter and farmer until they became convinced God was calling them to the mission field. They and their six children moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, studi...