Edward J. Groth Jr., 81
Oct. 14, 1934 July 22, 2016

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

He was born Oct. 14, 1934, in the town of Herman to Edward J. Sr. and Fannie (nee Polster) Groth. He married Loretta L. Schellinger on Aug. 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 and Judith (Douglas) Mayer of West Bend; cherished grandchildren, Steven, David, Mykalia, Tyler, Stephanie, Phillip and Zachary; a great-grandchild, Madison; two 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 two sisters, Myrtle (Fred) Falkenstein and Lilas (Milton) Kuehl.

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

Interment will be Thursday, July 28, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford with graveside military rites.

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

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at: www.shimonfuneralhome.com.