In memory of
Richard Groggel Sr.
In memory of
Richard Groggel Sr.
Groggel, Sr., Richard Richard William Groggel Sr., age 95, peacefully went to be with his Heavenly Father on May 18, 2020. He leaves behind a legacy of integrity, Christian faith and a love of God and family. He was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church (1961) where he served in many capacities. Sports was a big part of Dick's life, especially baseball. Dick started playing as a youth in Kalamazoo and continued playing for four years at Western Michigan College (now University) playing third base. He was also a loyal Detroit Tigers fan. During World War II Dick proudly served his country, including four months as a POW, held by the Germans in Poland. Dick was preceded in death by four siblings: Dorothy, Kurt, Harold and Don. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 70 years Mary (Poelstra), their four children Susan Forney, Richard Jr. (Maggie), David (Kathy) and Elizabeth Massey (Scott), nine grandchildren and fifteen cherished great-grandchildren. For 55 years Dick and Mary lived in southeast Grand Rapids on Concord Street before moving to nearby Beacon Hill at Eastgate in 2010, where Dick enjoyed retirement living to the fullest. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2900 Burton SE, 49546 or Beacon Hill at Eastgate Benevolent Fund, 1919 Boston SE, 49506. A private committal service has taken place when Dick's body was buried to await the resurrection. To God be the glory!
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2800 Burton St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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In memory of
Richard Groggel Sr.
Groggel, Sr., Richard Richard William Groggel Sr., age 95, peacefully went to be with his Heavenly Father on May 18, 2020. He leaves behind a legacy of integrity, Christian faith and a love of God and family. He was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church (1961) where he served in many capacities. Sports was a big part of Dick's life, especially baseball. Dick started playing as a youth in Kalamazoo and continued playing for four years at Western Michigan College (now University) playing third base. He was also a loyal Detroit Tigers fan. During World War II Dick proudly served his country, including four months as a POW, held by the Germans in Poland. Dick was preceded in death by four siblings: Dorothy, Kurt, Harold and Don. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 70 years Mary (Poelstra), their four children Susan Forney, Richard Jr. (Maggie), David (Kathy) and Elizabeth Massey (Scott), nine grandchildren and fifteen cherished great-grandchildren. For 55 years Dick and Mary lived in southeast Grand Rapids on Concord Street before moving to nearby Beacon Hill at Eastgate in 2010, where Dick enjoyed retirement living to the fullest. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2900 Burton SE, 49546 or Beacon Hill at Eastgate Benevolent Fund, 1919 Boston SE, 49506. A private committal service has taken place when Dick's body was buried to await the resurrection. To God be the glory!
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Services Provided By
Zaagman Memorial Chapel Inc
2800 Burton St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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