After the 12 century, many stained glass windows in churches and cathedrals were designed to tell stories from the old testament and the life of Jesus. They were pictorial delights appealing to ordinary people at a time in history when most people could not read but they understood picture symbols. Many of these windows still exist.
One window at St. Andrew’s could be designated a “story telling window”. It symbolically reflects the story of Jesus calming the waters in a storm at sea [Mark 4: 39-41] and also symbolizes the boating interests and faith commitments of the parishioners whose names are inscribed. The window was commissioned to memorialize six members of the congregation. They are Edith and Howard Boynton, Betty and Howard Wiesen and Donna and Manley Grover. The story of each person will be told separately in future articles as information becomes available. We will begin with Manley Grover.
Manley Regis Grover was born in Duluth on September 20, 1930 and lived on Park Point until moving to Spirit Cove in 1995. He was an active member of St. Andrew’s by the Lake. Manley graduated from Denfeld high school in 1948. There he met his future bride, Donna Hartman. They were married on July 8, 1950.
He worked in the family business, Grover Motor Sales and had partnerships in several local businesses including Lakeside Motors, Arrow Chevrolet Body Shop, Rainbow Auto Shop, and Sullivan Auto Body. He belonged to many organizations including Euclid Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, the Aad Temple Shrine and he was a Worthy Patron of Euclid Eastern Star.
Boating was one of his great interests. He belonged to the Duluth Sail and Power Squadron and enjoyed many boating excursions with his family. He was also a member of Star of the North RV Club , traveling extensively with his family and friends.
Manley died at the age of 76 on February 8, 2007. He and Donna had been married for 56 years. Their lives were blessed with five children, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Donna was 86 when she died on July 17, 2016.
Submitted by Arlene Renken