Evelyn J. Groening, a long time resident of Milford, died at her home on July 27, 2013. She was 78 years old. Born on June 27, 1935 in Alma, Michigan, the daughter of Arthur Neil Adams and Berle Vivian Russell Adams, Evelyn grew up in nearby St. Louis, Michigan where she was a graduate of St. Louis High School. She met James Adelbert Groening while both worked together at Eaton Manufacturing in Saginaw. They fell in love and married on June 8, 1956, the first couple married in the new Holy Cross Lutheran Church chapel in Saginaw. They made their home in Saginaw, and then Detroit before settling in Milford in the ’60’s. Evelyn worked as Office Manager with her husband’s firm Blachford Engineers, P.C. for many years. In retirement they enjoyed travelling to over twenty countries, including China, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Mexico, Canada and many countries in Eastern and Western Europe. In Milford they enjoyed their family and their church family at Christ Lutheran Church where Evelyn taught Sunday School and both were active and devoted for many years. She was a woman of deep faith and a great mother and GramE and she will be dearly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James, in 2010 and is survived by her daughters, Lynette J. Groening, Gloria J. Wilson (William), Trina J. Kleckner (Jeffrey); her son, Terence A. Groening (Carol Chan) and grandchildren, Alex, Dana and Hope Wilson, Justin and Randy Kleckner, and Jonas, Walter and Azalea Groening.
A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 620 General Motors Rd., Milford, on Thursday, August 1st, at 11AM with Pastor Martin B. Dressler officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Wednesday, July 31st, from 3-8PM and Thursday at the church from 9AM until the time of service.
For further information please phone 248-684-6645.