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Kenneth L. Groth

September 5, 1950 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Kenneth Groth Obituary

Kenneth L. Groth, age 73, of Elgin, IL, passed away on March 28, 2024. He was born September 5, 1950 in Elgin, IL to his loving parents, Merlin “Mert” and Elaine (née Agnew) Groth.

Ken graduated from Elgin High School, Class of 1969, and from the Institute of Drafting & Technology, Class of 1971. He worked at A to Z Rentals for 46 years, as a mechanic, manager, and vice-president before retiring in 2015.

Ken met his wife Pamela in confirmation class and started dating in 9th grade. They were together 57 years, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Caribbean cruise last June.

Ken had a great sense of humor, even during his many medical treatments. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, bowling, boating, and ATV riding. He loved to build things and could fix almost anything. One thing he disliked was having to pay for something he could build or fix himself! He had a passion for the '69 Chevelle he restored, and was a member of the Fox Valley Torkers Car Club, as well as the South Elgin Lions Club.

Ken loved helping others, especially teaching new skills or helping improve their skills, whether it was bowling, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, or using power tools. He also loved coaching baseball and softball and his involvement with the Elgin National Little League.

Special moments in Ken’s life include the many family fishing trips to Canada and Wisconsin, as well as his weekly happy hours. He also enjoyed spending time at his house at Lake Delavan. And he especially loved his family, and cherished teaching moments with his children and grandchildren.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lynn Stell. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Groth; children, Jason (Jessica) Groth of Woodstock, and Kristin (Chris) Lukasik of Pingree Grove; grandchildren, Austin and Aubrey Lukasik, and Emrik and Ethan Groth; siblings, Gary (Diane) Groth of Elgin, Kim (Jim) Britland of Iron Station, NC, Paula (Ricky) Williams of Broadway, NC, and Rickie (Sue) Groth of Mahopac, NY; brother-in-law, Ashley Stell of Willow Springs, NC; Uncle Dennis and Aunt Darlene Groth of Jacksonville, IL; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, April 12, 2024 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

To access the Friday evening visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on via Zoom (Meeting ID: 883 8151 1776, Password: 953683).

Visitation will continue from 10:00am until funeral service at 11:00am, Saturday, April 13, 2024 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 115 N. Spring Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Pastor Gregg Ramirez will be officiating.

Interment to follow at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60120.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ken’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 12, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Symonds-Madison Funeral Home
305 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Visitation
Saturday
April 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
115 N. Spring Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 13, 2024

11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
115 N. Spring Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Interment immediately following

Bluff City Cemetery
945 Bluff City Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60120

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