KEARNEY -- Dale V. Groshong, 86, formerly of Kearney and Denver, Colo., died Friday (Dec. 28, 2007) at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island.
He was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Woodruff, Kan., to Albert C. and Bessie H. (Van Winkle) Groshong. He graduated from Woodruff High School in 1939 and attended Yale University. He entered the service on July 25, 1942, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II until he was discharged on April 17, 1946. He re-enlisted in the army on Feb. 18, 1949, and served during the Korean Conflict until being discharged again on Sept. 24, 1952.
He married Lavinia Bullock in 1946. She died in 1962.
On Sept. 29, 1963, he married Audrey Kief. She died Feb. 28, 1990. He was employed as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in McCook and Colorado until retiring in August of 1979. He later worked as an engineer for the city of Wheatridge, Colo., until he retired in 1991.
He was a member of the Baptist Church for most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Lavinia and Audrey, three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his two daughters, Lynda Francis of Kearney and Lisa Groshong of Aurora, Colo.; son, Dr. Steve Groshong of Denver, Colo.; son-in-law, Roger Francis of Kearney; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were today at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney, with the Rev. Matt Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo., at a later date.
Memorials are planned to the family to be designated later.
A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlhmortuary.com.
Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.