SHANNON – Elmer Groen, 90, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018.
He was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Freeport, the son of George and Helen (Griffith) Groen. He married Dorothy Mohlenkamp on Aug. 30, 1953. They farmed and raised their family in the Shannon area. He was also involved in feed and machinery sales for many years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War, and was an active member of Shannon American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Rick (Betty) Groen; daughter, Dawn (John) Collman; grandchildren, Shawn (Dee) Groen, Shelby (Curt) Johnson, Kara (Kevin) Howell, Gretta (Dennis) Clapp, Ben Collman and Hannah Collman; and great-grandchildren, Gage, Madelyn, Alaina, Trevor, AJ, Luke, Reece and Mya.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Walter; and son, Craig.
Visitation was Sunday at Hermann Funeral Home in Shannon. The funeral was Monday at Bethel United Methodist Church in Shannon. Interment with military rites was at Brethren Cemetery in Shannon.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for FHN Hospice and Shannon American Legion.
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