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Frank And Marilyn Groezinger Obituary
Groezinger, Frank and Marilyn
Frank Herman Groezinger (Herm to everyone who knew him), passed away in Sebring, Florida on June 28, 2017 at the age of 89. Marilyn, his wife of nearly 67 years joined him in heaven as she too passed away 10 days later, on July 8, 2017 in Sebring. She was 90. The couple is survived by their four children – Jack (Brenda), Jim (Linda), Jan (Larry) & Jeff (Elaine), eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Frank H Groezinger Sr. and H. Elizabeth Groezinger and his sister Marilyn. She was predeceased by her parents Harold V. and Margaret A. Pollock, and her brother Dr. James H. Pollock. The couple met at Minerva Lake Golf Club which was built by her parents and opened in 1929. After their marriage, he operated Minerva Lake for 15 years and during that time began looking for the land which ultimately became Blackhawk Golf Club. He was a lifetime member of the PGA of America and operated both courses until sons Jack and Jim took over in the mid-70s. As the saying goes, behind every good man stands a good woman, and Marilyn was no exception handling much of the bookkeeping for the courses as well as raising their four children. Herm was a council member for Minerva Park where he & Marilyn lived. During that time he established an all-volunteer fire department that served the community. Marilyn led the local Camp Fire group and both were very involved in community affairs. In the late 70s, the couple semi-retired to Anegada, a remote island in the British Virgin Islands where they renovated a house and lived there for nearly 20 years. They fully retired in Sebring, Florida in the late 90s. He was an entrepreneur, an expert small engine mechanic and a skilled modeler designing and building remote control airplanes in retirement. His other passions included sailing, flying and of course, golf. Marilyn maintained her lifelong passion for bridge becoming a Life Grand Master in her early 80s. She taught bridge lessons at the Sebring Bridge Club as well as online for many years. She also was an avid golfer and sailor. They were wonderful parents, great friends, and they never met a stranger. Their kindness and generosity will be missed by all who knew them. At their request, there will be no formal service or memorial. For those wishing to make a memorial, Pelotonia (Box L-3454, Columbus, Ohio 43260-3454), or the would be wonderful choices. Services entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at: www.stephensonnelsonfh.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 16, 2017
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