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Groher, William

William “Willie” Groher, age 59, New London, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 as the result of an automobile accident. Willie was born on July 10, 1952, in New London, son of George and Beatrice (Manske) Groher. He graduated from New London High School in 1970. Willie then graduated from St. Norbert’s College with a business degree in 1974. Willie was united in marriage to Paula Miles on June 11, 1977, in New London. He was employed with Curwood in New London for 10 years and then worked for Dunsirn Industries and Outlook Corporation, both of Neenah. Willie was an avid reader, his favorite author was Robert Parker. He enjoyed working out and loved being with his family, especially during the holidays. His hobby was working on his aquarium. Willie is survived by his wife Paula; three sons: Chris (Shannon) Groher, Green Bay; Nick (Andrea) Groher, Madison and Andy Groher (special friend, Katie), Chicago. Grandchildren: Ally Bea, Emily; also Nick and Andrea are expecting a baby boy in December. A brother, Fr. Robert Groher, Oconto and a sister, Mary (Tom) Bond, Clearwater, FL. Funeral Services for Willie were held at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. David Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday at Cline & Hanson Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established. Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, 209 W. Cook St., New London www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com

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