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Services Wednesday for Joseph Hammond Groff, 24

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Joseph Hammond Groff, age 24 of Porter, passed away on August 19, 2016.

He was born on October 10, 1991, in Hammond, IN, to Gerald B. (Mary) Groff, who survives in Valparaiso, and Virginia “Ginger” (Robert Carter) Groff, who survives in Porter.

He is also survived by his siblings: Sadie Abbott, Elise Groff, Jerry Groff Jr., Jessica Ward, Jessica Valant, Bill Jeffords, and Colin Jeffords; his maternal grandparents, Valerie and John Reiff Sr.; along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Joe was a 2010 graduate of Washington Township High School. He loved the outdoors where he enjoyed shooting his gun, camping, and walking on the beach. He loved his dogs, Thunder and Moose. He was charming, witty and always made everyone laugh.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 6 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton with Pastor Dave Swartz officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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Posted 8/23/2016




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