In memory of
Norman L. Groff
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In memory of
Norman L. Groff
GALESBURG - Norman L. Groff, 98, Galesburg, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Marigold Health Care Center and Rehab in Galesburg. Norm was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Hannibal, the son of Oley Oren and Belva Otho (Lee) Groff. He married Mary Kay Winters on June 30, 1947, in Galesburg. She preceded him in death on April 4, 2005. Norm is survived by one son, Michael (Joyce) Groff of Springfield; one daughter, Patricia (David) Bevard of Bolingbrook; three grandchildren, David (Melissa) Groff, Brian (Gina) Groff and Keith (Lauren) Groff; and five great-grandchildren, Joseph, Caroline, Tim, Gavin and Clara Jo Groff. Along with his wife and parents, Norm was preceded in death by one brother, Theodore Groff; and two sisters, Mary Wyant and Ann Hibbs. Norm served in the Merchant Marines from 1943 to 1946; he then served a stint in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947. Norm worked as foreman at Butler Manufacturing for 38 years, retiring in 1980. Norm was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Father J.O. Hunt Knights of Columbus Council 556, Ralph M. Noble American Legion and the 40&8. Norm enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and gardening. He also loved to cook and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. The rosary will be prayed at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, with visitation following from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral Mass will follow at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The Rev. Deus-Dedit Byabato will officiate. Cremation rites will follow services. Private burial with military rites will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alexis. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Costa Catholic Academy or Woodridge Living Center. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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In memory of
Norman L. Groff
GALESBURG - Norman L. Groff, 98, Galesburg, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Marigold Health Care Center and Rehab in Galesburg. Norm was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Hannibal, the son of Oley Oren and Belva Otho (Lee) Groff. He married Mary Kay Winters on June 30, 1947, in Galesburg. She preceded him in death on April 4, 2005. Norm is survived by one son, Michael (Joyce) Groff of Springfield; one daughter, Patricia (David) Bevard of Bolingbrook; three grandchildren, David (Melissa) Groff, Brian (Gina) Groff and Keith (Lauren) Groff; and five great-grandchildren, Joseph, Caroline, Tim, Gavin and Clara Jo Groff. Along with his wife and parents, Norm was preceded in death by one brother, Theodore Groff; and two sisters, Mary Wyant and Ann Hibbs. Norm served in the Merchant Marines from 1943 to 1946; he then served a stint in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947. Norm worked as foreman at Butler Manufacturing for 38 years, retiring in 1980. Norm was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Father J.O. Hunt Knights of Columbus Council 556, Ralph M. Noble American Legion and the 40&8. Norm enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and gardening. He also loved to cook and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. The rosary will be prayed at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, with visitation following from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral Mass will follow at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The Rev. Deus-Dedit Byabato will officiate. Cremation rites will follow services. Private burial with military rites will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alexis. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Costa Catholic Academy or Woodridge Living Center. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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The Cherished Friend™ Bouquet offers comfort and sympathy in the time of grief and loss. Bright white roses and Peruvian lilies are accented by lush greens and gorgeously arranged in a clear glass gathering vase to create a bouquet that will bring peace and show how much you care.
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The Cherished Friend™ Bouquet offers comfort and sympathy in the time of grief and loss. Bright white roses and Peruvian lilies are accented by lush greens and gorgeously arranged in a clear glass gathering vase to create a bouquet that will bring peace and show how much you care.
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