July 16, 1939-December 17, 2020
Edward Dale Groff, age 81, of Winsted passed away
on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at The Gardens of
Winsted. He was born on July 16, 1939 in Minneapolis.
Ed graduated from Minneapolis Vocational High School
and was a star athlete. He also was involved in Golden
Gloves. Ed was the former proprietor of a Clark Service
Station off of Lake Street in Minneapolis. He married and
later moved to Watertown, Minnesota. Ed bought a farm
in Howard Lake and worked at Sterner Lighting. In 1980,
he bought the Porthole Bar and Restaurant in Lester
Prairie and worked until his retirement.
Survived by three children: Julie Ann Groff (Sherry
Suhosky) of New Mexico, Lynn (Brian) Magnuson of
Lindstrom, Minnesota and David Groff (Angela Jakobitz)
of Lester Prairie; two grandsons: Logan David Groff and
Landon Edward Groff; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents: Viola and Gaylen
Groff; sister: Arlene Erickson; and his former wife: Kathleen.