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A.V Grogan, 92, of Washington, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at his residence in Washington, Indiana.
He was born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Sumner, Illinois, to the late Carl and Anna (Bartman) Grogan.
A.V was a United States Navy veteran, where he proudly served as a First Class Seaman in the South Pacific, in World War II from 1942-1945. He married Patricia Jane (Berry) Grogan on April 4, 1947, and she preceded him in death on March 21, 1981. A.V was a member of the VFW in Flora, Illinois, and was an engineer for the B and O Railroad.
On Oct. 24, 1984, A.V married Mary Faye Shepherd. A.V and Mary Faye were active members of the Washington Church of Christ throughout their married life. Mary Faye preceded A.V in death on May 31, 2016. A.V enjoyed the outdoors and loved to garden. He was known for sharing his fruits and vegetables with his friends, family, and local community.
A.V is survived by his children, Steve (Cyndi) Grogan of Mountain View, California, Deborah Grogan of Santa Cruz, California, John (Rita) Grogan of Gilroy, California; stepdaughters, Melba (Bill) Dawson of Washington, Rita (Ken) Eide of Petersburg, Sheila (Mark) Petty of Washington; his sister, Roberta George; his brother, Benny Grogan; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Cremation was chosen according to A.V's wishes.
Arrangements provided by Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery, Indiana.
Online condolences can be made at www.blakefuneralhomes.com
Published on October 27, 2017
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