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In Memory of

David L. Grohs

February 9, 1943 - June 10, 2017

Obituary


David L. Grohs, 74, of Belleville, Ill., born February 9, 1943 in Belleville, passed away on June 10, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Grohs was a true public servant, serving his community in many different capacities. Beginning his police career as a Patrolman for the Caseyville Police department, he later advanced to Senior Patrolman of the Marshal Program. Mr. Grohs also served as Chief Arson Investigator for the Caseyville Fire Dept. His real passion was with the fire department. Accordingly, David also worked with the Caseyville Fire Department where he attained the rank...

David L. Grohs, 74, of Belleville, Ill., born February 9, 1943 in Belleville, passed away on June 10, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Grohs was a true public servant, serving his community in many different capacities. Beginning his police career as a Patrolman for the Caseyville Police department, he later advanced to Senior Patrolman of the Marshal Program. Mr. Grohs also served as Chief Arson Investigator for the Caseyville Fire Dept. His real passion was with the fire department. Accordingly, David also worked with the Caseyville Fire Department where he attained the rank of Captain. He also served as the President of the Caseyville Fire Association. Outside of his public safety career, David drove a truck for Hyman Freightways and Schnuck's super markets. One of his proudest achievements was being inducted into the 1 Million Mile Club by Hyman and the American Trucking Association. A man of strong faith, he worshipped at both the Villa Hills Gospel Chapel and later at Bethel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Aurea, nee Isselhardt, Grohs; a son, Dawayne Grohs; and 2 sisters, Aurea "Nuddy" and Louise Renth.

David is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Linda, nee Vennum, Grohs; 2 daughters, Terri (Doug) Dietz and Debra (Darrel) Frawley; and 5 grandchildren, Shannon Blankenship, Jesse Frawley, Devin Frawley, Dane Dietz, and Addison England.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Caseyville Fire Department, 321 S. Main St., Caseyville, IL 62232. Condolences may be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

Funeral: Services will be held at 12 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Evans and Rev. Wayne Renth co-officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens.