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Robert James Groth

Born: 10/19/1933, Battlecreek, Michigan
Death: 8/4/2017, Moab/ Utah
Service: 08/11/2017, 11:00 am, Moab LDS Stake Center
Interment: 08/04/2017, 12:30 pm, , Sunset Memorial Gardens

Robert James Groth, 83, passed away at Canyonlands Care Center with his wife Nina at his side.

Bob was born October 19, 1933 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Vernon LeRoy and Della May Doyle Groth. He had a large family and they had a large garden and each child had a row to weed. They were raised on goat meat and goat milk. Bob In January of 1954 joined the Army and served in Korea. In early 1956 Bob was discharged from the army and later that year married Violet Biachetti. Bob was a cook and owned 5 different restaurants in Wisconsin. That marriage ended about 10 years later. Bob did a lot of different jobs, from picking oranges is Florida to being a cook, in the Monterey Steak House in California where he had 25 different steak orders, fry cook Front line cook, exhibition cook and a sous chef.

Around 1975 Bobís car broke down in Moab. While waiting for his car to be fixed he stopped by the Hitching Post where he met Nina Nicol. They were married on March 24, 1976. Bob worked for Atlas as a crusher and then a SX operator, and later Lt. of the security guards. Bob and Nina moved to Indiana where Bob worked on the production line for Harman Motive. After his retirement in 2002 they moved back to Moab.

Bob enjoyed drawing and oil painting and only had 4 formal lessons. He also enjoyed playing the banjo and the harmonica. He also played a homemade garbage can bass. He is survived by his wife Nina of Moab; a son Kenneth Robert Groth-Lehtinen; a step daughter Judy Ann Biachetti; siblings Mary May Kubasinski, Leo Groth, Donna Jean Groth, Ernest Groth, Joseph Groth; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Bill, and 2 sisters Marie Anna, and Florence Ilene.

Funeral Services will be held Friday August 11, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Moab LDS Stake Center on Locust Lane. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.

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