Obit: Edward J. Groth, Jr., 88, Hartford

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Edward J. Groth Jr., age 81 of Hartford, passed away at the Pavilion at Glacier Hills in Slinger on Friday, July 22, 2016.

He was born October 14, 1934 in the Town of Herman to Edward J. Sr. and Fannie (nee Polster) Groth. He married Loretta L. Schellinger on August 11, 1956 in Hartford.

Edward was a soft spoken, kind, and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many. He had a passion for farming and living off the land. He also enjoyed his gardens and sharing the fruits of his labor with family and friends. He also enjoyed selling his pumpkins in the fall.

Edward was survived by his children; John (Donna) Groth of Hartford, Gerald (Sharon) Groth of Rubicon, Paul (Jane) Groth of Hartford, Judith (Douglas) Mayer of West Bend; cherished grandchildren, Steven, David, Mykalia, Tyler, Stephanie, Phillip and Zachary. A great grandchild, Madison, 2 sisters-in-law, Patricia Nye and Marie Searle and a brother-in-law, Joseph (Geraldine) Schellinger. He is further survived by many more nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Loretta, a brother Roland (Lillian) Groth and 2 sisters, Myrtle (Fred) Falkenstein and Lilas (Milton) Kuehl.

Funeral services for Edward will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Peace Lutheran Church (1001 Center St. Hartford, WI) with Pastor Aaron Steinbrenner officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m.- until the 7:00 p.m. service.

Interment on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford with graveside military rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran Church are appreciated.

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