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Darrel E. Groene, age 69 and a life resident of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Mercy Regional Medical Center from complications of Covid.


Darrel was born June 19, 1952 in Lorain to the late Harry and Ruth (nee Nather) Groene.  He was a 1970 graduate of Lorain High School and following graduation enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for six years.  Upon returning stateside, Darrel was employed as a lineman at the former Lorain Telephone Company which later became CenturyLink.  He retired after 38 years in 2016.  Throughout his life, Darrel enjoyed hunting, fly fishing, and meeting with his friends, “The Romeo Club”, at Dunkin Donuts where they discussed and solved world affairs.


Darrel was a member of Cathedral of Life Church in North Ridgeville and also Amvets Post 55 of Sheffield Lake.


Survivors include his wife of 29 years Kathleen Marie (nee Ritter) Groene, his brother Dave (Lilah) Groene of Marblehead, nephews Keith Antus, Dennis Groene, Davey Groene, and nieces Debbie Edwards and Annie Cockayne.


There will be a Celebration of Life 1 p.m., Saturday at Cathedral of Life, 5375 Jaycox Rd., North Ridgeville with Pastor Mike Payne officiating.


Private family interment in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, Ohio.


Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain, entrusted with arrangements.