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Everett Joseph Groll

June 24, 1936 ~ March 18, 2019 (age 82)

Obituary

Everett "Corky" Joseph Groll, one of the world's most wonderful people, passed away on March 18, 2019 at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his dear wife Dorothy, his brothers and sisters Jason, Eugene, Lester Jr, Janice, Diana, and Judy. He is survived by his sister Pat Thill, his children Paul Groll, Dorothea (Jeff) Trimble, Kathy (Jim) Huizenga, his 6 biological grandchildren (Kelsey, Emily, Mason, Anna, Elizabeth, and Juliana), his two grandchildren who adopted him (Jordan and Kami), many nieces and nephews, and countless and wonderful friends. Corky was born on June 24, 1936 in Oconto, Wisconsin and spent his childhood in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he met the love of his life Dorothy. Like many in his generation, he married, started a family, and joined the United States Air Force where he served honorably and with distinction in the service of his nation. He made his way to Belmont, Michigan where he raised his family and worked a career in healthcare as an x-ray technician. He lived out his years in his own home surrounded by towering trees he had planted himself. Corky was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing. He possessed an amazing and witty intellect fueled by his constant reading. Above all, he loved his family and friends and touched every one of them with his warmth, humor, and genuine concern for their well-being. His accomplishments and amazing life could take up pages and pages but all who knew him will know that Corky would've wanted it kept short and sweet. He will be deeply missed. His funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, March 23 at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont. Corky's family will greet relatives and friends 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Corky's name to an organization of your choice that supports our Veterans. Finally, the family would like to express its heartfelt appreciation for the incredible care team at Mercy Health / St. Mary's, who provided for Corky and his family with such immense care, warmth, and comfort. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Everett Joseph Groll please visit our Sympathy Store.

Visitation

MAR 23. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont

1601 Post Dr. NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

[email protected]

https://www.stegengafuneralchapel.com

Funeral Service

MAR 23. 4:00 PM (EDT)

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont

1601 Post Dr. NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

[email protected]

https://www.stegengafuneralchapel.com

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