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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A lovely way to say, "farewell," this bright, beautiful arrangement expresses your sympathy with color, texture and floral artistry, while comforting grieving friends and family. This handcrafted bouquet is handcrafted by a local FTD florist and makes a vibrant statement with hot pink roses, pink and fuchsia carnations, purple stock, green spider chrysanthemums, mini-hydrangea and hypericum berries all accented with sword fern and salal in a low rectangle container of silvery metallic plastic. Deluxe bouquet is approximately 21"H x 20"W.

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A lovely way to say, "farewell," this bright, beautiful arrangement expresses your sympathy with color, texture and floral artistry, while comforting grieving friends and family. This handcrafted bouquet is handcrafted by a local FTD florist and makes a vibrant statement with hot pink roses, pink and fuchsia carnations, purple stock, green spider chrysanthemums, mini-hydrangea and hypericum berries all accented with sword fern and salal in a low rectangle container of silvery metallic plastic. Premium bouquet is approximately 22"H x 21"W.

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