Frank Groll


BRYAN -- Frank E. Groll, 79, of Bryan, formerly of Evansport, passed away on June 28, 2013, at the Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

He was born on December 4, 1933, to Emil and Eva (Eberly) Groll. He was a member of Bard Manufacturing, Bryan; drove school bus for Defiance City Schools; formerly worked at Swift in Defiance; drove truck at Haviland; worked at General Electric Telephone Company in Bryan, and enjoyed going to softball games.

Frank is survived by his son, Anthony (Stacy) Groll of China Grove, N.C.; daughter, Cynthia (Todd) Speck of Bryan, Ohio; grandsons, Mykal Groll, Nathaneal Groll; granddaughters, Makaela Groll, Amanda Speck, Faith Speck; great-granddaughter, Emily Speck.

He was preceded in death by father, Emil Groll; mother, Eva (Eberly) Groll; brothers, George, James, Laverne and Don Groll; sister, Kathryn Doty.

Visitation will be held at Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Defiance, Ohio, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Timothy G. Reynolds officiating.

Burial will take place in the Brinkman Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences can be given at

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