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Age 87, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. Beloved husband of 65 years to Evangeline Groth (nee Tolentino); dear son of the late William Sr. and Marjorie (nee Regal); brother of the late Jack (survived by KT) Groth; wonderful father of Marjorie (John) Larsen, William III (Susan), Charles (Dijana), John, and Mary O’Neill; dearest grandfather of John (Sarah), William, Charles (Colleen), Edward (Megan), Sophia, James (Kathleen), Ashley, William IV, Elliott (Melanie), David, and James; dearest great-grandfather of Cayden, Jayce, Amelia, Forest, Leo, Emma, and Landon; dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Bill graduated from the University of Missouri, B.S., and Webster University, MAT. He proudly served with the 95th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division. He was a member of the Spirit of St. Louis Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, serving as State Color Guard Commander Missouri State SAR; a member of Company of Military Historians, Past Camp Commander of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and associate member of Chapter 1028, Vietnam Veterans of America.

Services: Funeral at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Rd., Thursday January 21, 10:00 a.m. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Joseph’s Indian School are appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.