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.