Robert Groeschel, 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 15, 2022. Robert was born on April 16th, 1945 to Robert and Alice Groeschel in Atlanta, GA. Robert spent most of his childhood in Malone, WI working on farms and participating in community sports, especially baseball and wrestling. After graduating High School, Robert joined the United States Navy where he faithfully served his country in the Vietnam War. Upon completing his military service, Robert enrolled in technical school for computer programming. After completing his coursework, he was employed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, where he was responsible for setting up a mainframe computer system. It was during this time he met and later married Patricia and they had two children, Justin and Lindsey. He was active in his kids’ lives, participating in Indian Guides and Princesses and regularly hit balls to Justin for outfield practice. He was always in attendance at his children’s numerous sporting events, recitals and graduations.
In retirement, Robert found contentment in fishing. His search for the elusive perfect fishing spot eventually led him to a new home in Chetek, Wisconsin. There he spent his time fishing and supporting local community establishments. He was a regular at the Chetek Café, known for its authentic German cuisine and small-town hospitality.
In 2016 Robert’s health began to decline and he moved to Germantown, WI to be closer to family. He will be remembered as a loving father to Justin (Alicia) Groeschel and Lindsey (Tim) Ploszaj. Beloved Grandpa to Arianna and Mackenzie Groeschel, and Camden Ploszaj. Faithful friend of Patricia Groeschel. Survived by his brother Edward (Mary), and was predeceased by his sister Barbara (Dan) Bergman.
A Memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, W156N8131 Pilgrim Rd, Menomonee Falls on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 5:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society or charity of choice are appreciated.