Sarah Groteluschen, 39, of Maryville, Missouri, died Monday, November 16, 2020, at her home in Maryville.

Sarah Groteluschen
Sarah Groteluschen

Sarah was born August 22, 1981, in Columbus, Nebraska, to David and Janelle (Malasek) Groteluschen. She attended Columbus Public Schools and graduated from Columbus High School in 2000. As a youth she attended her first Cornhusker Football game and decided then and there that she wanted to play in the marching band when she grew up.

Sarah continued her education by attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2006. She continued to further her education pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Northwest Missouri State University. Sarah was a proud member of both the Cornhusker and Bearcat marching bands while attending those universities. Sarah was an alumna of the Epsilon Omega and Kappa Delta Chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi.

Sarah started teaching music in Bethany, Missouri, area schools for several years. Her current teaching position was at West Nodaway Schools, teaching the K-12 students at Burlington Junction, Missouri.

Sarah was active in UNL’s and NWMSU’s alumni band associations. She was active in the First Christian Church in Maryville where she was a member of the choir, praise band, and senior bell choir. She was a member of the Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps. She will be remembered for her kindness, compassion for teaching, and a big heart for all those around her.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran, Shell Creek, with Rev. Dave Hall officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The funeral service will be broadcast live on Gass Haney Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church – Shell Creek, donor’s or family choice.

You can read her full obituary and service details at

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