Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Former North Star resident Yvette D. Groff, 94, died Dec. 26, 2011, at Versailles Health Care Center.
She was born Dec. 23, 1917, in Newport, to John and Margaret Gariety Pepiot. On May 20, 1939, she married Paul Groff, who died Jan. 3, 1995.
Surviving are eight children, Ronald (Kay) Groff, North Star, John (Jane) Groff, North Star, Judy (Luther) Strobel, North Star, Robert (Jane) Groff, St. John, Mo., Peg (Urban) Clune, St. Henry, Elaine (Jerry) Singer, New Weston, Roger (Sandy) Groff, Sharpsburg, and Fred (Linda) Groff, Versailles; 31 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are five siblings, Ralph Pepiot, Clarence Pepiot, Bertha Monnin, Ann Bergman and Margaret Streib and three grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star, St. Ann's Sodality and North Star American Legion Auxiliary. She was a promoter of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal for more than 65 years and had sold Avon products for 20 years.
She was a cook at North Star Elementary School and had worked at the former Star Chip Company, North Star.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.