Class of 1959
Logansport High School
Terry D Groninger,
April 1, 1941 -- July 21,
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,
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
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
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.