October 7, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Elliott S. Groth, 76, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Froedtert St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. He was born on April 27, 1943 in Davenport, IA to Elmer and Louise (nee Moeller) Groth. He graduated North Scott High School in 1961 and later from AIC Business College. He married his love, Barbara Jean Frye on October 4, 1964 in Clinton, IA. Elliott was employed at Bituminous Insurance CO for 27 years known as the “Friendly Auditor.”
Elliott enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and interacting with people. He was an avid recycler and storyteller. Elliott and Barbara were owners of A&E Engraving and invested in real estate. He was a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, past President of Columbia Heights, MN Jaycees and the West Bend Jaycees. He was a lifetime member and past President of the Wisconsin JCI Senate.
Elliott is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; children Russell (Dawn), Elizabeth “Beth” (Richard) Kreutzer, Lynnette (Brian) Jung; grandchildren Justine Guillaume, Bradley Groth, Kevin and Kourtney Kreutzer, Kaylee and Cameron Caves and step-granddaughter Brianna Jung; great-grandson Jayden Guillaume; sister Charlene Mohr of Davenport, IA; brother Corwin (Eileen) Groth of Eldridge, IA and brother-in-law Michael Frye of Clinton, IA. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elliott is preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law Felix and Marjorie Frye, brother-in-law Lyle Mohr and nephew Martin Neilson.
A Funeral Service will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 323 S. Fifth Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095, with Rev. Clarissa Martinelli presiding. Visitation will be at the church October 10 from 3:30 p.m. until 5:45 p.m.
Memorials are appreciated to Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation (PO BOX 1547 Appleton, WI 54912) or Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in West Bend.
A special thank you to the West Bend Fire and Rescue, the staff of the ER and ICU at Froedtert St. Joseph’s in West Bend, Reverend Clarissa Martinelli and Chaplain Carol Burczyk of Allay Hospice.