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John Paul Groll
Sep1928 ~ Nov 2018
John Paul Groll

John Groll of Turlock, passed away on November 3, 2018.  He was 90 years old.  John was born in Dickinson, North Dakota to Anton and Genevieve Groll.

As a boy he attended Saint Joseph’s Catholic School.  He learned how to ice skate on the frozen ponds in North Dakota, and was a graceful ice skater as an adult.

John joined the Marines with his cousin Tony and was stationed in Miramar, San Diego.  He returned to North Dakota to attend Dickinson University and received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Social Science, Physical Education and a minor in Mathematics.

John met the love of his life, Corrine Purdy in North Dakota, married in 1953 and they relocated to California in 1957.  He first taught at Riverbank School then eventually at Turlock High School until he retired.

He was a beloved algebra, calculus, geometry teacher and coach to many students in Turlock and taught for over 30 years. 

John is preceded in death by his wife Corrine and brothers Theodore and Peter.  He is survived by his children Antoinette (Bill) Steitz of Newman, Gregory (Lorie) Groll of Turlock, Gary Groll of Turlock and John (Nancy) Groll of Turlock; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made in John’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association.

A private family graveside service will be held.

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