Gary R. Grohler, 65, of Pickerington, OH passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He was born on April 17, 1952, the son of Dwain and Lois Ronna Grohler. He married Mary Bayston in Gilman on August 11, 1973 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Mary Grohler, of Pickerington, OH, Gary is survived by three children, Jennifer (Daniel) Patrick of Greenfield Center, NY, Laura (Brian) Crist of Blacklick, OH, and Aaron Grohler of Columbus, OH; four siblings, Sharon Friesner, Vernon Grohler, Patricia Nelson, and Jeff Grohler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Fred Grohler.

Gary was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loda. He was confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Thawville on May 29, 1966. Mr. Grohler graduated from Roberts-Thawville High School. Gary worked in the printing industry from 1972-2017 and worked in Watseka, IL, Eudora, KS, Hebron, OH, Columbus, OH, and Hilliard, OH. He served in various capacities at church as an elder, president, he taught Sunday school, and sang in the church choir. He was a devoted husband and father, who had a great love for his Savior.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Thawville. Pastor Lynn Podoll will officiate. Burial will follow in Onarga Cemetery in Onarga.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Thawville.

Arrangements are being handled by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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