Vernon H. "Vern" Grothaus
Fort Thomas - Vernon "Vern" H. Grothaus, 85 of Fort Thomas, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at his residence. Vern was born August 15, 1935 in Newport, KY to Roman Frank and Alma Hofstetter Grothaus. Vern was a graduate of Newport High School and retired as a Sales Representative for various Wholesale Companies. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Fort Thomas, and a former Eucharistic Minister in Indianapolis. Vern loved his Thursday evenings playing euchre with friends, fishing, and loved his garden. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Dorothy Koher, Mary Schmits, Romaine Rawe, LaVerne Simon, Mildred Schiesler, Roman Grothaus and Don Grothaus. Vern is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Catherine (Kay) (nee Doepker) Grothaus, children Jim (Patty) Grothaus, Susan Grothaus and partner Rick Newberry, Gary (Leisa) Grothaus, 8 grandchildren: Sadie, Liz, Samantha, Alex, Luke, Meagan, Jason & Katie and 2 great grandchildren Laela & Wesley; brothers Len Grothaus and Norb Grothaus. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, July 19, 2021 at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, 427 S. Ft.Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the St. Catherine of Siena Church, Fort Thomas, with Rev. Stef Bankemper, officiating. Burial will take place in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials are suggested to the St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Rd., Edgewood, KY 41017 or St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075. Special condolences and memories may be given at www.dmefuneral.com
. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home caring for Vern and his family.
Published by Kentucky Enquirer from Jul. 14 to Jul. 18, 2021.