Wayne Groff
Wayne Groff
  • January 18, 1936 - December 31, 2017
  • Peoria, Arizona

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Wayne Groff, 81, died on December 31, 2017, 18 months after experiencing a debilitating stroke. He is survived by his two daughters, Kelly & Lee; three grandchildren, Craig, Ryan, and Cole; many nieces, nephews, in-laws; and close friends.

Wayne was born in Hays, Kansas on January 18, 1936 to Nellie and James Groff.He was the youngest of five children.Wayne married Ida Lang in 1956, and proudly served his country in the Navy, retiring as a Master Chief Petty Officer in 1977 after 20 years of service.His second career was VP of Computer Operations for First Interstate Bank (presently Wells Fargo), and retired after 11 years of service in 1991.

Wayne loved his family deeply and unconditionally, and if you were lucky enough to be a friend of his, you were a friend for life.

There will be no services, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of the Valley.