Evelyn June Groening
June 27, 1935 - July 27, 2013
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.

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Evelyn and I go to exercise class twice a week and after exercise a group us us go out to lunch. I will miss Evelyn and her sense of humor. My prayers go out to her family! She will be missed! Audine

Audine Morris

To the Kleckner, Wilson and Groening families, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mom and Grandma. She was a special lady. May The Lord wrap his arms around you and give you peace, knowing your Mom and Dad are together again. God's Blessings, Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson

To The Groening family - We're so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful friend and a wonderful person. I will miss her.

Dorothy Avendt

Gordon Deline called me this evening to tell me about Evelyn. I am so sorry to hear of her sudden passing. I always appreciated her calls and was looking forward to have her drop by. May Christ be with the family at this time.

Sandra Deline

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom - she was such a good neighbor especially to my mom Ruth Callaghan. She will be issed. The Edwards and Callaghan families

Roni Edwards

I met Evelyn at the exercise class at Milford Senior Center some years back. In talking, I found that we shared a common health problem (osteoporosis). It was always a pleasure to talk with her and go to lunch with some of the other class participants. We all will miss her very much, and my prayers go out to the members of her family. Betty

Betty Spehar

Dear Family, I want to express my sincere condolences at the loss of your mother. I had planned to be there but a family situation prevents that. I knew your mother through the Blachford business and back in the "fuzz stuffer" days at NVL. May God strengthen and comfort you in this time of loss.

Dick Schumacher

We are so sorry for Evelyn's family as they deal with the loss of such a kind, energetic, devoted woman. We never saw Evelyn show even an ounce of negativity. She will be missed.

Turnbow family

Dear Gloria, You were the one sibling that we knew while living in Milford and especially wanted to send you our condolences. We always enjoyed your parents and know they will be greatly missed by you and the community. You are ALL in our hearts and prayers.

Marge & Joe Knable

I grew up in St. Louis across the back yard from Junie and her family. As a six year old I went to see her in the high school senior play. She was always so nice to me and I thought she was the best. We had been exchanging Christmas cards and I was sad to read Arneila's Christmas letter and find that you had lost her this year. So many memories of a lovely person. God bless you all. Jeanie, Joanne and Janice.

Janice (Gifford) Kilborn

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