Norman M. Groff, 96, of Mattawana, Pennsylvania, formerly of Millmont, passed away on October 20, 2020, at his daughter’s home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Lancaster County on March 24,1924, the son of the late Willis and Francis (Myer) Groff.
After moving to Union County in 1953, he worked at a variety of jobs in the Mifflinburg area before retiring from Walnut Acres in Penns Creek. Norman loved people and was a friend to many. He was a founding member of the Millmont Mennonite Church. In his retirement years, Norman was known as “Grandpa” to many students at Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute where he and Edith volunteered for several years.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Edith (Gehman) Groff, in the year 2000; a son, Samuel Groff, in August 2020; a grandson, Gerald Groff; a sister, Miriam Longenecker Shertzer; and two brothers, Melvin Groff and Willis Groff, Jr.
In addition to his wife of 18 years, Evelyn (Furtak) Groff, Norman is survived by four sons, Galen (Phyllis) of Lewisburg, Kenneth (Kathy) of Mifflinburg, David (Mary) of Lewisburg, Wesley (Wanda) of Beavertown; a daughter Sarah (Daryl) Yoder of Mattawana; and a daughter-in-law, Beverly (Samuel) Groff of Allenwood; 27 grandchildren; and 74 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by two step-daughters, Susan (David) Heimbach and Brenda (John) Weaver; 9 step grandchildren; 20 step great grandchildren; 3 step great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Naomi (Kermit) Sauer of Quarryville.
Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the Millmont Mennonite Church, 1250 Millmont Rd., where the service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., with officiating ministers Lewis Hoover, Sheldon Yoder, and Nate Reiff.
Burial will be in the Millmont Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.
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