Brenda Jean Groff

East Tawas, Michigan
November 30, 1955 - April 18, 2019

Visitations

Visitation for Brenda will be on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City from 2:00 to 4:00 and 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Service Location

Emanuel Lutheran Church ~ Tawas City, Michigan

Services

A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City with Reverend Westendorf officiating. Her family will welcome friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service on Tuesday

Obituary Notice

Brenda Jean Groff (Krause), of East Tawas, formerly of Warren for 42 years, passed away peacefully under the loving care of her family on Thursday, April 18, 2019, age 63 years. Brenda was born on November 30, 1955 in Pontiac, Michigan to Harold and Melbourna (Teddy) Krause. She worked for 15 years as a Library Page for the Library in the City of Warren. In 2009, Brenda decided to step away from her working profession and enjoy her well-deserved retirement years. She absolutely loved square dancing and cake decorating. She was a devout Christian and a faithful member at Crown of Lutheran Church. She married her husband, Charles Groff, on June 15, 1973, and together they celebrated 45 beautiful years of marriage! Brenda is survived by her beloved husband, Charles Groff; children, Carol (Kevin) Petersmarck of West Branch, Michelle (Robert) Hite of Pinconning, Crystal (Francis) So of Warren, and Carl (Alison) Groff of Macomb; grandchildren, Austin, Allison, Aidan, and Ashlyn Restovic, Colton Petersmarck, Renee, Dominic, Philip, and Taylor Hite, Katelyn, Julianna, Lilian, Maya, Isabelle, and Callie So, Emerson and Anderson Groff; 2 brothers, Harold Jr and Robert Krause both of Tawas; and 1 sister, Marlene Hochstein of Farmington. Brenda is preceded in death by her father and mother, Harold and Melbourna Krause. Her family will welcome friends at the Buresh Funeral Home on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 5:00 to 8:00 PM for visitation. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City with Pastor Dan Westendorf officiating. Her family will welcome friends at the church on Tuesday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Christian Memorial Gardens West Cemetery in Rochester, Michigan. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial donation are encouraged to make a charitable gift to the Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 32725 Ryan Road, Warren, Michigan 48092. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Memorials

Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial donation are encouraged to make a charitable gift to the Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 32725 Ryan Road, Warren, Michigan 48092.

Cemetery

Christian Memorial Cemetery

Condolences

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to all the family. I’m thankful that Brenda is now out of pain.
— Jill Hall
Carl & Alison and family. My prayers are with you.
— Sue white
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family
— Dolores
Our thoughts are with the family and our prayers that our Lord gives comfort and strength.
— Michael and Marilyn Holloway
God will give your family strength and comfort during this very difficult time in your lives. Our family ties go back many years.
Sending Love, Shirley Brown
— shirley brown
Really sorry to hear about this. I truly hope that friends and family will remember the good times of the past. Brenda was one of my favorite fist cousins. She almost always seemed happy and full of life. We, as a family, may not have gotten together very often, actually not often enough, but I still remembered our lives on Whitlock Street and going to St. Paul's Lutheran school.
I will always keep a place in my heart to remember her. I with her family the best and hope they remember! I'm sure they will.
— Carl Junior Krause
Members of the Tom Katz Square Dance Club want to send their condolences to the family of Brenda Groff. Brenda and Chuck have been longtime, dear members of the Tom Katz. Brenda will be missed. Chuck, we hope to see more of you.
— Mary Ann and Ron Reuter

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