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Denis J. "Bruiser" Grothause

July 14, 1954 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 66)

Obituary

Denis J. “Bruiser” Grothause

 CLOVERDALE – Denis J.”Bruiser” Grothause, 66, of Cloverdale, died at 10:23 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at OSU Medical Center, Columbus.  He was born July 14, 1954 in Van Wert to the late Jerome and Margaret (Sanders) Grothause.  On November 28, 1974, he married Linda Maag, she survives in Cloverdale.

 Denis is survived by three children: Jason (Natalie) Grothause of Austin, TX., Joey (Sarah) Grothause of Pandora, Mindy Reynolds of Fort Jennings; seven grandchildren: Breckin, Lacey, Aaron, Brock, Tressel, Brynn and James; a brother: Timothy (Cindy) Grothause of Pandora; and two sisters: Marcia (James) Sheppard of Defiance, and Mary Ann (Daniel) Gable of Middle Point.

  He is preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Grothause.

  Denis had retired in May 2000 from General Motors, Defiance.  He was a member of the Local UAW, Defiance, as well as the Ottawa Eagles, Fort Jennings American Legion Post 715, Delphos VFW, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville.  Denis loved to ride his Harley.  He enjoyed camping at Huggy Bear Campground.  Denis also loved spending time with his grandkids.

   Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Father Jerome Schetter officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.  A visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township, with a scripture service at 1:45 p.m.

  Memorial donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio or the American Heart Association.

  Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com

 

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Services

Scripture Service
Friday
June 4, 2021

1:45 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Visitation
Friday
June 4, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Visitation
Friday
June 4, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Funeral Mass
Saturday
June 5, 2021

10:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
189 Church Street
Ottoville, Ohio 45875

Donations

American Heart Association

Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio
3100 Central Ave #150, Toledo OH 43606
Tel: 1-419-329-2196

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