Michael "Mike" Scott Grabow

Michael "Mike" Scott Grabow

Michael "Mike" Scott Grabow, was a loving husband, father, brother, son, and friend. He left this world suddenly on November 7, 2021 in Shakopee, MN. He was 58 years old.  

Mike was born to Walter and Donna Grabow on March 26, 1963 in Springfield. After he graduated high school, Mike attended Austin Vo-Tech College. In February 1985, Mike started dating Teresa (Terri) Droster. Mike and Terri got married on April 11, 1987. They have two children - Benjamin, born in 1991, and Jennifer, born in 1993.  

Mike joined Terri in daycare in Lake Crystal in 1997 and they had been working as a team ever since. They did foster care for over ten years.  They volunteered as EMTs on the Lake Crystal Ambulance for many years. They taught CPR and First Aid classes together since 2006. 

Mike was very active in his church. He and his family attended every week, Sundays and Wednesdays, and he regularly volunteered to work security during services and events at church. He met with friends for coffee, prayer, and discussion on Friday mornings. He enjoyed spending Sundays with his family playing cards. He enjoyed going to the movies and was constantly talking in movie quotes.

He and Terri owned a business with Leadership Team Development and had many good friends and mentors through their business. He was an outstanding man of God. He was loved by many and will be missed immensely.   

Mike is survived by his wife Terri, son Ben and daughter Jennifer, his mother Donna, Siblings John (Lidia) Grabow, Debra Grabow, Neil (Jeanne) Grabow, Laura Grabow, and 3 nieces and 3 nephews on his side of the family. He is survived by Terri's siblings Vanessa (David) Partanen and Timothy (Chris) Droster, and 3 nieces and 3 nephews on Terri's side. 

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Walter Grabow, his mother- and father-in-law, Betty and Roger Droster, and his sisters-in-law Diana Droster and Vicki Droster.  

Visitation will be held at New Creation World Outreach Church in Mankato on Friday, November 19, from 6-8 p.m., and another on Saturday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. His Celebration of Life service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on November 20, with lunch to follow.

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