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Memorial Service Friday for Ronald L. Groff, 80

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Ronald L. Groff, age 80, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

He was born on June 3, 1937, in Chesterton, to Felix and Philomena (Phyllis) (Wiesemann) Groff.

He is survived by his daughter, Margo (Tim) Winey of Chesterton; sisters, Patricia Johnson of Chesterton and Joanne Marcoff of Hobart, IN; granddaughter, Paige (Jason) Scheuer; brother-in-law and fishing buddy, Roger (Geraldine) Hewitt of Chesterton, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Phyllis; wife, Rochelle (Hewitt) Groff; grandson, Mitchell Winey; brothers, Eugene, Robert, and Richard Groff, and sisters, Maxine Mead, and Barbara Whitton.

Ron served in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired from Inland Steel after a life threatening accident. Ron is remembered as a selfless, kind and gentle soul who always put others before himself. Despite his physical condition, he always maintained a positive can-do attitude and sense of humor. Ron was an outdoors enthusiast enjoying hunting and fishing and their balance of conservation. Traveling was another passion which he and Rochelle enjoyed together. They especially loved to spend time in the mountains camping, hiking, fishing and watching for wildlife. Ron was thrilled to have taken some recent trips to Colorado to spend time with his grandchildren and teach them how to fly fish. Here at home, he loved spending time with his best little buddy, Cooper.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Mitchell A. Winey Scholarship Fund through Centier Bank, 103 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 12/21/2017




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