James Groff (90) of Davenport, Iowa passed away July 8, 2019 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa. Funeral service will be Friday July 12, 2019 2pm at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with a visitation time one hour prior to the service. Burial to follow in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of the Last Supper.
James D. Groff was born January 20, 1929 in Marengo, Iowa the son of Guy and Bernice (Rowland) Groff. He worked at National Oats where he met Betty Mitchell. They were Duke and Duchess of the industrial ball of Cedar Rapids in 1949. James and Betty married on May 20, 1950 in Cedar Rapids. They had one daughter Carolyn Ann born in 1951. James also worked as a sheet metal worker for Grissel Company and then Quaker Oats where he eventually became head of maintenance after 30 years of service. James retired from Quaker Oats in 1990.
He participated in league play as an avid bowler and golfer. He enjoyed fishing and went on over thirty trips to the Boundary Waters with his brother, nephews, grandkids and friends. He was a woodworking extraordinaire. James was a past master of the Masonic Lodge of Central City.
Survivors include daughter Carolyn (David) Waugh of Davenport; 2 grandsons Heath (Sunny) Holub of Mt. Vernon and Beau (Allison) Holub of Tipton; 7 great grandchildren Lincoln, Zatyk, Landon, Gage, Ethan, Aydan and Helena.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and his siblings.
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