Norbert J. ‘Nub’ Grothause
Norbert J. ‘Nub’ Grothause

June 28, 1934-May 12, 2018

DELPHOS – Norbert J. "Nub" Grothause, 83, of Delphos passed away Saturday at 7:06 a.m. at Vancrest Healthcare Center, Delphos

His Family… He was born June 28, 1934, in Fort Jennings to Richard and Marie (Krieft) Grothause, who both preceded him in death. On Aug. 20, 1960, he married Dorothy (Miller-Rode) Grothause, who survives in Delphos.

He is also survived by a son, Chris (Jane) Rode of Delphos; four daughters, Annette (Terry) Ralston of Spencerville, Genean (Doug) Corwin of Lima, Peggy (Tom) Williams of Delphos and Laurie (Steve) Casebolt of Lima; a daughter-in-law, Maria Grothause; a brother, Michael (Pat) Grothause ; two sisters, Helen Kaverman and Beth (Larry) Metzger; sisters-in-law, Jean, Mary and Marcia Grothause, Monica Miller and Sr. Toni Rode; brothers-in-law Art Rode and Ron (Mary Lou) Rode; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Duane Grothause; and three brothers, James, Hubert and Paul Grothause; brothers-in-law, Hubert Kaverman, John Trentman, H.H. Koester and Don Miller; and sisters-in-law, Norma Trentman and Pat Rode.

His Legacy…. Nub graduated from Fort Jennings High School in 1952. He farmed and raised registered polled Hereford cattle for 10 years prior to his employment as retail manager at Crop Production Services in Delphos, retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was a member of K of C Council 1362 Delphos. He was very involved with St. John’s Church and school for many, many years involving himself in numerous programs and projects. He was also a 4-H advisor for many years. He was very involved with the Canal Museum, Postal Museum and the Stadium Club. Nub was the 2017 Delphos Herald Man of the Year.

His Farewell Services.… A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesay at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial of ashes will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Weber Funeral Home, where a K of C Rosary will be said at 7:45 p.m. followed by a Parish Wake Service at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Church Foundation.

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