Cathy A. Groth


Cathy A. Groth, age 76 of Grey Eagle and Cape Coral, Florida, passed away suddenly from complications of dementia on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cathy Ann Ripley was born April 21, 1946 in Worthington, Minnesota to Russell and Eunice (Carlson) Ripley. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1964, the year the Cardinals boys basketball team won the state championship. Cathy graduated from the University of Minnesota with two degrees. She was united in marriage to Larry Groth, raised 3 children, and later divorced. In 2012, she married Greg Gervais in Maui, Hawaii. After a successful working life, Cathy retired in 2018 and spent her summers in Grey Eagle and her winters in Florida.
Cathy wasn’t happy unless she was rearranging or redecorating her house. Instead of buying a picture that matched the color of her walls, she would buy the picture and have Greg repaint the room to match the picture! Cathy loved spending time with Greg and some of their favorite times together were spent traveling the world, especially their trips to Europe.
Survivors include her husband, Greg Gervais of Grey Eagle and Cape Coral, Florida; sons, Jason Groth of Plymouth, Christopher (Angie) Groth of Plymouth, and James (Michelle) Groth of Mound; three grandchildren, Maria Groth of Duluth, Grace Groth of Duluth, and Ella Groth of Plymouth; mother, Eunice Ripley of Luverne; siblings, Robyn (Dennis) Nowka of Luverne, Vicky Atwood of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sally Ripley of St. Paul, Russell “Scott” Ripley of Dassel, Kim Ripley of Golden Valley, and Lisa (Tom) Lahr of Butte, Montana.
Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Russell Ripley; brother, Randy Ripley; and sister, Paulette Ripley.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.