In Memory

Donald Groskopf

Donald Groskopf

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12/30/14 05:37 PM #1    

Larry Joseph Richards

DENVER, Colo. — Donald Groskopf, 58 of Denver passed away Thursday, June 2, 2005 at a hospital in Denver.


His funeral service was held June 8 at the Emmanuel Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor John Adams officiating. Interment was at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Memorials can be made to the Donald Groskopf Memorial Fund at the US Bank through his family. Tributes of sympathy may be left Gering Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Donald was born on Feb. 10, 1947, to Carl and Juanita (Klassert) Groskopf. He was raised on a farm south of Gering and loved the outdoors. Don attended school at Cedar Valley, Gering High School graduating in 1965. He played basketball for Gering High and loved all sports. He continued his education at Colorado State University graduating in 1969.

Don always had a great sense of humor and was a tremendous father, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend and mentor. He took his responsibility as a father with pride and was an exceptional man.

Don is survived by his daughters: Carie Whitehead of Waco, Texas,; Julie Groskopf, and Lindsey Groskopf of Denver. Grandson Timothy Whitehead and Don's older brother Lee Groskopf, and wife Joanne and their son Michael all of Rapid City, S.D. also survive him.

His parents Carl and Juanita preceded him in death.

04/24/15 03:10 PM #2    

Kim Sigler Severson

It has been 10 years since your passing and I can't believe it. We will miss you at our 50th reunited n and be thinking oh you even though I was better at basketball lol


05/01/15 04:07 PM #3    

Thomas Harold Butler

Just a few words in memory and to pay tribute to Don Groskopf.  To me, he was a "gentle giant" who always had a smile and upbeat nature.  You would be hard pressed to find a more likeable fellow. He and Kim Severson represented the "twin towers" of one of the most successful basketball teams in Gering High School history.  He was a true "Big Man" on the court, roaming and clogging the paint,  like a human high rise.    Outside of basketball,  he was the quintessential farm boy -  I say that with the utmost respect and  admiration - that loved to hunt pheasants and enjoy the outdoors.  Rest in Peace #54.


05/04/15 03:10 PM #4    

Judith Ann Roth (Kelso)

I was in country school at Cedar Valley with Don from K-8. He was a good friend, class mate, and, as Tom said, a kind, gentle person. Thank you to Kim Severson and Tom for helping bring back the memories of our basketball team that senior year--they were amazing!

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