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Farrell Joe Grogg

July 17, 2017




Life Sketch for Farrell Joe Grogg

Farrell J. Grogg, 74, died on July 17, 2017 at his residence in Newton, Kansas.

Farrell was born on September 8, 1942 in Rawlings, Allegany Maryland to Burley and Beulah (Miller) Grogg. Farrell was the sixth of eleven children.

He married Jacqueline Karich on Feburary 1, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. They were married for fifty years prior to his death.

Farrell was retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty three years of service. He was a Chief Warrant Officer, Grade 3 and served multiple tours in Vietnam as the Chief in charge of river boats. He served on multiple naval ships including the USS Brunswick, USS Brinkley Bass, and the USS Gridley. He and his wife Jackie were stationed in Hawaii, San Diego, Long Beach, California.

Farrell’s second career was with the Newton School District as the Maintenance Director. He loved children and as a director felt strongly that they should have safe and clean schools. He served for twenty years until his retirement. He enjoyed golf, motorcycles and was excellent at small engine maintenance.

He is survived by his wife: Jacqueline Grogg: children: John and Debbie Trail, Ken and Pattie Trail, Craig and Rose Trail, Andrea and Ron Henrich, Kara and Tony Dicicco; brother: Timmy Grogg, sisters: Theresa, Mamie, Linda and Sherry; and eight grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Steve, Jim, and Gene; sisters: Margie and Marland; grandchildren: Danny and Johnny.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22nd, at Petersen Funeral Chapel with the graveside committal following the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Military Honors will be presented at the graveside by the U.S. Navy. A public visitation will be held from
5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21st at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present to greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A memorial has been set up for Caring Hands Humane Society, 1400 SE Third, Newton, Kansas 67114.

Farrell had fought with a terminal illness for many months. On Monday, he passed away at his residence with many of his family present. He was a strong man who loved his family and will be remembered by them with many fond memories. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.


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11 thoughts on “Farrell Joe Grogg

  1. We enjoyed sharing day to day life with Farrell. An honest, good guy. We’ll remember him fondly.

  2. I was saddened to hear of Farrell’s passing. He was always ready to help, bringing a smile and a bit of sass. ? I’m so glad I was able to work with him during my early years of teaching!

  3. Im so very lucky to have had the pleasure of meeting ypu and getting to know you. Your daughter is a very strong-willed woman just as you were a strong-willed man. Will take very good care of each other I’m so glad that you’re not in any more pain RIP

  4. Lots of fond memories with Farrell, Lived next door to him for 13yrs. A very caring man who would give you the shirt off his back or lend a hand when you needed it. So sorry to hear of his passing

  5. Farrell was always fun to be around. He took his job very seriously without being serious himself. He always took time to visit with teachers when he was in our buildings. With him in charge, we knew our buildings would be well taken care of. He will be missed.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. May you rest in peace farell.

  7. I was very blessed to work for Farrell. He gave a kid a chance to move in to a job she really wasn’t qualified for. He was very dedicated to the district and expected that from his department as well. He will be remembered by many and he will be greatly missed.

  8. Hugs and prayers to the family. My Dad really liked Farrell. Farrell took great care of me as a teacher.

  9. So sorry but also glad that F erred passed away as he was not comfortable at the end. I gave him my share of problems but he was a fair and honest person!! Worked for him for several years!!

  10. Appreciated and respected Farrell’s diligence and competence in his work with the Newton school district. Always a bright spot.

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