Class of 1959
Logansport High School
Logansport, Indiana

Terry Groninger 2001 at mini-reunion GATHERING

Terry D Groninger, Sr.

April 1, 1941 -- July 21, 2002

Message from Terry's son, Terry, Jr.

Hi all this is Terry Jr. I just wanted to let you all know that my dad passed away this morning around 3:30 . He was at home at the time and he didn't suffer. The funeral arrangements are at Marocco's here in Logansport . We are setting the calling for Tuesday 4-8 PM at Marocco's in Logansport and the service will be at First Assembly of God in Logansport at 10:00 AM Wednesday . Plese keep us in your prayers. Thanks alot . Terry Groninger Jr

Terry D. Groninger Sr.

Obituary from the Pharos Tribune Newspaper:

     Services for Terry D. Groninger Sr., 61, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Assembly of God.
     He died at 4:49 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2002, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born April 1, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of Clarence E. and Elmina Mae Stout Groninger. On Sept. 10, 1961, in Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church, he was married to Janice L. Hyman, who survives.
     Retired and on disability the last two years, Mr. Groninger had been a meat manager and cutter for the last 40 years. He started cutting meat at City Meat Market in 1961. Most recently, he was a meat cutter for Martin's Super Market.
     As a teen-ager, he had worked at Keitzer's Drive-In as a car hop and grill cook. He also had worked at Meijer in Kokomo; Collins Meats, Super-Valu and Little Jacks in Logansport; Sixbey's in Monticello; and Thrift-T-Mart and Garden City in Logansport.
     Mr. Groninger graduated from Logansport High School in 1959. He graduated at the top of his class from Toledo Meat Cutting School in 1960.
     He had been a member of the Logansport Muzzleloaders Club and was a member of the Meat Cutters Union.
     He loved music and played the mandolin, violin and steel guitar. He was an avid collector of Thornton W. Burgess children's books and also enjoyed woodworking. After becoming disabled, he enjoyed watching the birds feed out his window and hosting his sisters for coffee several times a week.
     He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
     He was a member of First Assembly of God in Logansport.
     Also surviving are one son, Terry Dean Groninger Jr., Logansport; one daughter, Sherry L. Sparks and her husband Shannen, Walton; one granddaughter, Shaylee Rene Sparks, Walton; one grandson, Shad William Caldwell Sparks, Walton; four sisters, Dorothy Garrison, Lafayette, and Jeanie Shepard and her husband Bob, Betty Jo Johnston and her husband William, and Nancy Grable and her husband Ronnie, all of Logansport; one brother-in-law, Ron Hyman and his wife Nancy, Longboat Key, Fla.; one uncle, Tom Stout, Fairfax, Va.; two aunts, Shirley Hewitt and her husband Gerald, Logansport, and Bonnie Rawlings and her husband John, Greentown; and several nieces and nephews.
     One brother, Thomas G. Groninger; two sisters, Maryan Ropp and Barbara Lee Groninger; and two brothers-in-law, Julian Garrison and Paul Ropp, preceded in death.
     The Rev. James Sparks and Pastor Andy Weil will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery on Wednesday.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Marocco Funeral Chapel, where at 7:30 p.m., the family will have a special time of sharing memories and fun times spent with Terry. The family would like friends and relatives to be present for this sharing time.