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Albert "Al" Leo Grote

December 28, 1957

Albert Leo “Al” Grote of Greenwood IN passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  He was born December 28, 1957 to Rita (Holtel) and Raymond Grote of Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Al attended Holy Spirit Catholic School and graduated from Warren Central High School in 1976.  He was employed by Eli Lilly and Company for 30 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Luz Stella Acevedo Grote, step-daughter Samantha McQuillen, mother, Rita Grote and siblings: Barbara (Don) Kemp, Janet (David) Ember, Mark (Jeannie) Grote, Rachael (Michael) Reddick, Dennis (Beth) Grote, Kathryn Lawrence and David Grote as well as many nieces and nephews.

 He worked at Eli Lilly and Company for 30 years and retired December 28, 2017.  Al was known for his generosity to all and fortunate to have a great many friends who will miss him greatly. Al loved his job with Eli Lilly and Company where he worked as a Lab Tech for 30 years.  He spent much of his free time working out and was an avid car enthusiast.  His love of smoking a cigar on his porch was one of his simple pleasures in life. 

Calling will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 East 10th Street, Indianapolis on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately following.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to The Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131.