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William Grossman

 

William Mac Grossman, 89, Kendallville, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne.

    He was born June 15, 1922, in Wolcottville, to William Lloyd and Justine Eloise (McCormick) Grossman. 

    He was a 1941 graduate of Kendallville High School and a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He and his wife owned and operated Grossman’s Hardware in Wolcottville from 1946 to 1980. They moved to Florida in 1980 and returned to Kendallville in 2001. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Kendallville and the Masonic Lodge. He was also a ham radio operator.

    He was married January 25, 1942, in Decatur, to Helen M. Cox. She survives.

    Also surviving are one son, William J. and Brenda Grossman, Mableton, Ga.;  three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy E. and Frank Jones, Ft. Myers, Fla., Phyllis M. and Daniel Brothers, Sturgis, Mich., and Justine and Lynn Garrison, Kendallville; 10 grandchildren, Mike and Candy Grossman, Heather Henderson, Ernest and Kaonna Blowers, Pati and John May, Susan and Dale Large, James and Kelaine Brothers, Kathryn Currier,  Michelle and Tom Hague, Vicki and Andy Coats, and Lynn M. and Janie Garrison;  one stepgrandchild, Cindy and Butch Ohner; 26 great-grandchildren, Jeff Gouker, Felicia Grossman, Andrea Grossman, Loreta Jo Henderson, Jason Blowers, Amanda Banzile, Logan May, Ariel May, Katie Large, Meaghan Large, Alex Large, Courtney St Louis, Austin St Louis, Shyanna Brothers, Reaundra Brothers, Sienna Brothers, Calyssa Brothers, Alanah Brothers, Mileah Brothers and baby Brothers due any day, Christina Coats, Isaac Coats, Jacob Coats, Rayanna Garrison, Addison Garrison, Jalynn Garrison; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Robbie Hiles and McKenzie Ohner; five great-great-grandchildren, Landon Marsh, Bella Blowers, Emre Patton, Jackson Banzile, and Lilly Ann Hiles; one sister, Beverly Gillespie of Wolcottville; a special cousin that was more like a brother, Homer Adams, Texas; special family friend Helen Baird; and the family cat, Precious.

    He was preceded in death by an infant son, James M. Grossman.

    Private family services were held Sunday, April 15, at Young Family Funeral Home Kendallville Chapel with Pastor Steve Brittenham officiating.

    Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Wolcottville.

    Memorials may be directed to Noble County Humane Shelter.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.youngfamilyfuneral home.com.

    Young Family Funeral Home Kendallville Chapel was in charge of arrangements.