James A DeGroot Age 86. Beloved Husband of Diane DeGroot, nee Wapniarski
Loving Father of Laura DeGroot (Bill Schramm), James DeGroot (Trish DeGroot), Leslie Doyle (Steven Ferlin)
Cherished Papa of Daniel(Dixie), Jesse(Layne), Matthew(Ness), Brandon(Stephanie), Christopher (Natalia), Jason(Alexis), Sarah(Kevin)
Great Papa to Jesse, Kevin, Rylee, Lorelei, Abel, Jimmy, Levi, Wyatt and Baby Doyle. Fond brother in law of Gerald Wapniarski and Herbert Wolf. Dear Uncle of many niece’s and nephew’s.
Jim entered the Army when he was 18 years old. He was stationed in Germany. CO “E” 502 INF Airborne Battle Group NCO Party 11 th Airborne.
Jim met the love of his life Diane in 1957 and they were married in 1962.
He went to work as a truck driver for Lapham-Hickey Steel. He also worked for Certified Grocery. He retired from the Railroad after 30 yrs with BNSF.
He lived to take care of his family and had a passion for cars.
He will be greatly missed by his family.
He would tell you “Have a beer for me”