Earl J. Groleau

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died October 30, 2020

Earl J. Groleau, age 77, of Escanaba passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.

Earl was born April 19, 1943 in Escanaba, the son of Emil and Eldora (Larson) Groleau. He attended Rapid River High School, where he was a talented Track and Field athlete, and graduated in 1961. On April 4, 1970 he was united in marriage to the former Mary Coon of Escanaba. He worked as an electrician with M& J Electric for many years, was a member of the St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish, the Escanaba Elks Lodge 354, an avid Detroit sports fan and enjoyed going to camp and spending time with his family.

Earl is survived by his wife, Mary of Escanaba; children, Scott Groleau of Byron Center, MI, Chanin Groleau of Escanaba and Bryce (Cindy) Groleau of Escanaba; grandchildren, TJ and Patrick Nault and Brayden, Kaleb and Addison Groleau; sister, Barb (Dennis) Parrott of Ensign; sister-in-laws, Nancy Bast and Zhibin Coon; brother-in-laws, Dennis and Marvin (Kathy) Coon and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Eldora Groleau twin grandsons, Scott and James, mother and father -in-law, Lucille and James Coon and brother-in-laws, James and Patrick Coon.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, November 4 at 11:00 AM at the St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba with Fr. Timothy Ferguson officiating. Earl will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

Masks and social distancing are required at church and due to Covid restrictions nor formal visitation will take place before or after Mass.

The Groleau family would like thank the staff of Christian Park Health Care Center, Skradski Funeral Home staff members, Jeremy Davis and George VanDreel, friends and family, Peggy Balenger, Sally Robitaille, Estelle Miron and Bob Carlson and Tom Charon from Pro-Electric for all their help and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Levy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or go to www.lbda.org.

22 Tributes for “Earl J. Groleau

    Our deepest sympathy. God’s Blessings be with you all at this difficult time and always. Love, Matt & Kelly Hanson

    To Earls Family,
    We would like to express our sincere sympathy for your loss. May the memories you shared bring you all confort.
    Mike King & Ann Streichert

    So sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Keep the good memories of your life together in your heart until you are back together again.

    Mary, So sorry to hear of Earls passing. He was always so fun to be around on and off the job. I always enjoyed his sense of humor and his kindness. Thinking of you, Bryce and the rest of your family during this difficult time.

    Our deepest sympathies to your family. Earl and I first worked together in the 70s in the trade at the mines. ..And then for many more years at Mead after that. Great guy! RIP old friend.

    My condolences to the Groleau family. Earl was a Great man and an inspiration to many. Bryce,Scott and Chanin cherish the memories of your dad. Enjoy the moments you have with your mother. May God bless and be with you all at this time of morning.

    I was quite surprised to read the press and saw that Earl had passed, our sympathies to you and the family.
    Time has slipped away so fast since we last saw you, Earl always had a contagious laugh that will be missed.
    May God bless you as you go through this difficult time.

    Don and Linda

    Mary, Scott, Chanin, Bruce & Families,

    So sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. We will always have fond hockey memories spent at the rinks. From our Family to yours our most sincere condolences. Prayers for all of you. God rest Earl’s soul.

    Mary, Scott, Chanin, Bryce & Families,

    So sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. From our Family to yours our most sincere condolences. Prayers for all of you. God rest Earl’s soul.

    Our sincere sympathy to you all, Terry enjoyed being his Senior Companion, he was a very talkative, interesting man, enjoyed there talks over breakfast. Gods Blessings
    Terry and Jolaine Anderson.

    Earl was a friend and lots of fun to be around at work and his camp.will surely be missed, bless you all.

    To Mary and the entire family, Becky and I send our condolences! RIP Earl…you’ve gained your wings!!!

    To Mary and family,so sorry to hear of Earl’s passing,we sure had a good time walking at the mall and listening to all of Earl’s stories,he was a great man R.I.P.Earl.

    To Mary and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Mary, I have fond memories of your mom and your family. I continue to think of you all as “young people”. Cherish your memories

    Mary and family, I am sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. I remember him on my family farm in Ensign, being good friends with my Uncle George. What a great man. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

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