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In Loving Memory of David Alan Groff

 

Last updated 10/18/2022 at 4:46pm | View PDF

In Loving Memory of David Alan Groff

March 25, 1946 - October 6, 2022

David Alan Groff, beloved father, husband, and grandfather, passed away on October 6th, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa, March 25, 1946, the third of four children born to the late Phayne (Pappy) and Alsena Groff.

David served as a jet engine mechanic in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1971 during the Vietnam War. He returned after his honorable service to Colorado Springs and became the second generation to own and operate Groff's Automotive after buying the business from Pappy. He retired from the automotive business in 2001 as the third generation, Brian Groff, bought the business to carry on the legacy.

David always had a passion for racing and spent many late nights with the boys building race cars. His creative talent resulted in him building scale models to include building a garden scale railway where he wintered in Mesa, Arizona. He also enjoyed wood working and Friday night happy hours with friends and family.

David is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Julie Groff; three loving sons, Jeff Groff, Jason Groff, and Brian Groff; three precious grandchildren, Cody Groff, Chasen Groff, and Lillian Groff; one great-grandchild, Silas Wolf Groff; and siblings Gary Groff, John Groff, and Kathy Lamp; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place Friday, October 21, 2022, from 9:30-11 a.m. Funeral services will be held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Pikes Peak Christian Church, 4955 Bradley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Reception following the service at Groff's Automotive, 4120 Clear View Loop, Colorado Springs, CO 80911.

 

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