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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.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dr. Stan Groff and Margaret

    It is with great sadness, that we mark the passing of cousin Ed (we called him Butch). I have so many memories of spending time with him, especially in our growing-up years. Hunting pheasants, going for rides in his always-immaculate cars, his wedding, his dad’s funeral, etc., were some of the many good times we spent as cousins. He will be sorely missed on this earth. Rest in peace, Ed.

  2. Patrick May

    I called on Ed at the Porthole for many years, always enjoyed the bantering back and forth with Ed. Thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.

  3. Jon C Guggemos

    Rest In Peace my old friend, loved our times together always laughing and shooting the BS. We did have a lot of fun.

  4. Lisa Hagen

    Rest in peace Eddie, you will be missed by all who knew you! Have a beer for the rest of us and rock on the Porthole up there.

  5. Larry & Jeanette

    Dave, Logan, & Landon sorry to hear about the passing of Ed. We send our Sympathy and warm thoughts to all of you. Cherish the good times.

  6. Deb Quast

    Our deepest sympathies to the family.
    Ed has touched many hearts and will always be remembered.

    Al & Deb

  7. Cheryl & Bruce Dahlen

    So sad to see of Ed’s (Butch’s) passing. We were not aware or we would have attended his service. I remember him playing with his springer spaniel when he was a young boy and so many other family memories.


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