John Groganz

  • Died: July 3, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


John Groganz, 90, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Jagodnjak, Yugoslavia to the late Josef and Anna (Potnek) Groganz.
John co-owned B & G Electric for 23 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Sport Club for 66 years. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty (Baatz) Groganz; son, John M. (Caren) Groganz of Carmel; daughters, Linda C. (Scott) Fulford, Naples, Florida; Joyce A. (Mike) Yates of Dayton, Ohio; Marti J. (Bryce) Tallant of Norton Shores, Michigan; 11 Grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Theresa Pohl. Funeral service is 11:00 am, Monday, July 9, 2018, with calling one hour prior, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. Calling also Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the funeral home. Entombment in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Sport Club. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sorry for your loss John. Fathers are very special.

Posted by Leonard Voigt    July 12, 2018

Joyce, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Having recently lost my own parents, I know how sad you are feeling. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, as is your family. Take care.

Posted by Bonnie Davis - Piqua, OH - friend   July 11, 2018

Sending condolences and prayers for the entire Groganz family. I have so many great memories of all of us growing up together at the Club. Your dad/husband was like an Uncle to us. He was always a sweetheart. Please take care!

Posted by MARIANNE JACKSON - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Family Friend   July 11, 2018

Hey John and Caren - our condolences from Tom & Shannon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Tom Ardaiolo - IN - Friend   July 09, 2018

Posted by Richard and Mariana Miller - Reunion, FL - friend   July 09, 2018

Grateful for the legacy of the loving family he and Betty created. Condolences to the family.

Posted by Catherine Le Saux - Madison, IN - Friend   July 09, 2018

Betty: Sorry to hear of John's passing. I really enjoyed working with you both on the Edgewood Park industrial building. Sincerely,

Posted by Steve Wesner - Fort Wayne, IN - Acquaintance   July 08, 2018

John, sorry for the loss to your family, I know you will think of your father daily for years to come. You know no one is really gone as long as there is someone with memory's and thoughts of the individual that passed..

Posted by Roger Davis - Zionsville, IN - Family Friend   July 06, 2018

John was a super neighbor at the lake, he and Betty lived next door to us. I will always remember meeting him and that beautiful smile he had. He was always the helping hand to anyone and everyone who needed it. The lake will not be the same without you John! We know you are flying high to Heaven's gate! We will sorely miss talking to you about old days and your boyhood. We love you John and will miss you terribly. Betty you know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family now. God bless you all!
Cheryl and Al Hamed

Posted by A friend   July 06, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Pam Mayes - Beavercreek, OH - Friend   July 06, 2018

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Brought tears to my eyes when I saw that the memorials are for the Sport Club. When my Dad passed...I sat and talked with John...he hugged me as we cried and thanked me for leaving memorials to the club and told me that many of us old timers talked with our families that we wanted to do the same....John's hug as I walked by him at Dad's funeral ..... I will always hold the memory dear to my heart. Thank you for always being such a big part of my childhood...and it makes me happy knowing those two are enjoying each other's company

Posted by Lisa Kemerly (Kretler) - Avilla, IN - Family Friend   July 06, 2018

John was a beloved father & grandfather; best example of the man he was-- is the beautiful woman, my good friend, Joyce Yates--
who John & his lovely wife raised to be an amazing person! Loving family-- my prayers for comfort to You all.

Posted by Mary Whiting - Dayton, OH - Family Friend   July 06, 2018

My heart felt condolences to Betty and her Family. I will always remember John as my first soccer coach. I still remember my first "practice" at the farm. Many fond memories of my time playing at the Sports Club.

Posted by Gary Grotrian    July 06, 2018

John will be missed at the lake and in our memories, My grandchildren love him.MyI best memory of John is his smile and walking back and forth from the house to the garage 15 times a day on weekends. I will miss seeing him. Prayers to his family and Betty. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Robin Best - Hudson, IN - Neighbor   July 06, 2018

We send our sympathy to your family. John was a good friend to our Dad. He will certainly be missed. May John rest peacefully in Jesus' arms.
From the family of George Berger

Posted by Linda Atz    July 05, 2018


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