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Joel William DeGroff

January 13, 1956 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Joel DeGroff Obituary

Joel William DeGroff, 68, of Sheboygan passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Joel was born on January 13, 1956 in Sheboygan to Burton and Alice (Thiel) DeGroff. Joel attended Waldo grade School and was a graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School. He entered the workforce as a mechanic for Kvindlogs Service Station and then went on to working in Shipping and Receiving for Sohn Manufacturing until his retirement. Over the years, Joel enjoyed vintage motorcycles, stock car racing and working on cars.

Joel is survived by his four brothers: Michael (Susie) DeGroff, William (Mary Ann) DeGroff, Peter (Sue) DeGroff, and James DeGroff; nieces: Becky (Burt) Venderhoof, Amber (Nick) Kissinger, Anna (Jake) Voigt, Sara DeGroff, Jessie (Andrew) Eaton, and Jodi (Dan) Loomis; significant other: Terry Wadel; and special friends: Mike and Kay Braun. Joel was preceded in death by his parents: Burton and Alice DeGroff; and nephew: James DeGroff.

A Celebration of Life to honor Joel will be held at a later date.

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The Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Wittkopp location, is assisting the family with arrangements.  

Later Gator…. JD

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