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Groff, Diane
Diane L. Groff, age 67, of Wausau, passed away on April 26, 2017 after a long battle with dementia.
She was born in Wausau on October 22, 1949 to the late Louis and Marion (Radloff) Marth. Upon graduation she gained employment at Foreway Express, where she worked for over 25 years in the administrative capacity.
Diane was an active member at Zion Lutheran Church. She enjoyed listening to country music, shopping, spending time at Days Bowl-A-Dome and watching softball at Sunnyvale. Diane loved all animals and spent a lot of time at the zoo, but she especially loved dogs. Always having a camera, Diane captured the many memories she shared with her family, encapsulating them forever in a photo.
Diane was very family oriented. She loved spending time with her parents watching game shows and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” She also loved traveling to see her brother and his family. However, nothing made her more proud than her only son, Jason. Whether it was watching him play soccer, basketball, or any other activity, you could always count on her being there to cheer him on. Diane loved becoming a grandmother; although quality time with her grandchildren was cut short, there is no doubt she would have loved them and watched them grow up the same way she did Jason.
She is survived by her son, Jason (Kirsten) Groff of Waukesha, WI; three grandchildren, Payten, Wesley, and Brady; and brother, David (Mary) Marth of St. Louis, MO. Diane is further survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, 709 N 6th Street, Wausau. The Rev. Steven Gjerde will officiate. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the Wausau and Stevens Point teams at Sylvan Crossings for their care and compassion. They also wish to thank the Hospice team for everything they did for the family and for Diane during her last days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Diane’s honor may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 300 N 3rd Street, Wausau WI 54403.

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  1. Roger Nowitzke

    04/29/2017 at 10:02 am

    David and Jason,
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Diane. As the saying goes “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” and Diane was most certainly a true reflection of her wonderful parents Lou and Marion. It was an honor to have known such a fantastic person and she will be missed. May God embrace you and your families in comfort during this difficult time.
    – Roger Nowitzke (Wausau Area Softball Association)

  2. Andy and Vickie Berghammer

    04/29/2017 at 10:02 am

    Jason, Andy and I are thinking of you at this time ,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Andy and Vickie Berghammer

  3. Mike Tranetzki

    04/29/2017 at 10:02 am

    Dave&Mary: Sorry for the loss of your sister, Diane. Hope to see you at Zion.