George Edward Groskopf, 86 of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at his home with family at his side.
George was born on September 5, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of the late George and Rose (Becker) Groskopf. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Biochemical Engineering. He was employed by Ladish Malting Company and in later years Cargill, Inc. where he had the opportunity to work and travel in China and various locations throughout Europe. On October 15, 1960, he married Kathleen Minster in Wauwatosa and the couple enjoyed 54 years of marriage, until her death in 2015.
George will be deeply missed by: his daughter Gina (Mark) Groskopf-Nevins grandsons Tom (Danielle Beaudry) Nevins and Sam (Danielle Meyerhofer) Nevins; Sister Lois Ladish; and other relatives and friends.
Per George’s wishes, there will not be any services. Instead, he would want you to: (as part of his work with the National Ski Patrol), ski down a slope, cross country ski, dance the polka at Gemuetlichkeit Days, paddle a canoe, swing a tennis racket, enjoy a campfire toasting marshmallows under a starlit sky, hit a golf ball, ride a motorcycle, and roll a bowling ball. Above all else, he would want you to spend time with cherished family and friends.
George is preceded in death by his parents, wife Kathleen Groskopf, son Thomas Earl Groskopf, and brother Aubrey “Bud” Groskopf.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the very special staff from Rainbow Hospice, especially Tricia Schmidt – Hospice RN, as well as to the family and friends who helped make George’s final journey happen according to his wishes.
Those wanting to honor George through a donation may direct them to: Rainbow Hospice, Tomorrow’s Hope, the Humane Society of Jefferson County, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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