Michael W. Grothe

  • Born: March 1, 1952
  • Died: January 12, 2021
  • Location: Fishers, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Greenwood Chapel

481 W Main St
Greenwood, IN 46142

Tel. (317) 881-2514

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael W. Grothe, 68, Fishers, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021. He was a former resident of Greenwood.

He was born March 1, 1952 in Indianapolis to Charles and Eleanor (Fintano) Grothe. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Barb (Koors) Grothe of Fishers; two sons, Damon (Megan) Grothe of Fishers and Ryan (Robin) Grothe of Greenwood. Sister, Tina Grothe O'Leary and Brother David (Terri) Grothe and deceased Brother, Robert Grothe. Six Grandchildren; Gavin, Juliana, Piersyn, Roman, Everly, Saylor. Many nieces and nephews.

Mike was in the first graduating class of Roncalli HS and went on to Marion College and Ball State University.

Mike was Director of Sales for MCI Telecommunications responsible for major strategic sales for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. After 8 years he left MCI to start his own company Telecom Technology Corporation--a successful Technology Voice and Data Cabling Company with 15 employees. Mike retired at age 52.

Michael was a member of the Holy Spirit of Geist Catholic Church and a former member of Sts. Francis and Clare Catholic Church in Greenwood. He was an avid golfer and member of Dye's Walk Country Club for over 30 years and recorded seven (7) hole-in-ones.

A private memorial visitation will take place at Holy Spirit of Geist Catholic Church. A Celebration of Life for the public will be held at Dye's Walk Country Club on July 10th, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. https://act.alz.org/

You are invited to read Michael's online obituary at www.stpierrefamilyfuneral.com, where you may leave an online condolence or sign the online register book.

Arrangements entrusted to Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thoughts and prayers to Barb and your family! thanks so much for your ongoing support and friendship!
Roberta Fox, Ontario, Canada

Posted by Roberta Fox - Chatham, AZ - Coworker   January 28, 2021

Barb, I am sorry to hear about Mike. I missed seeing the both of you at the golf course last summer.

Posted by Rich White - Greenwood, IN - Friend   January 28, 2021

Barb I am so sorry to hear about Mike. Remember all of your good times with him and hopefully these memories will help get you through some of the tough times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Marilyn Nelson Kosior - Highland, IN - grandchild   January 27, 2021

Barb and Family, Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful man, and we share your grief. We hope your many wonderful memories of your life together will be a comfort to you at this difficult time. We're sending you our deepest sympathy and lots of virtual hugs.

Posted by Nancy Gates - Hollywood, FL - Friend   January 22, 2021

Barb, I'm so sorry you are in my thoughts.

Posted by Linda Kenny - Greenwood, IN - friend   January 22, 2021

This is a great picture of Mike, he always had that big smile. I was fortunate to meet Mike when we were in our 20's working together at the same company with other friends Bill Michaelis and Paul Lombardo. I had the opportunity to play basketball and softball with Mike and enjoyed many great times during and after games. As we all know, Mike was a great athlete. Very accomplished at everything he tried (7 hole in ones, wow!!). One of the last times I saw Mike was when he and Barb were on their way to a Roncalli football game where Roncalli was honoring the 50 year anniversary class of 1970. I commented to Mike that he looked like he could still suit up and play. I truly cherish the friendship and good times we shared. May Mike Rest in Peace!

Posted by Dave Grande - Indianapolis, IN - friend   January 22, 2021

So very sorry Barb for your family loss....prayers with you for now and forever at this heartbreaking time !!

Posted by keith chicola - gulf shores, AL - Friend   January 22, 2021

To Barb and her family, our deepest condolences to all of you. We will miss Mike and his ever present smile. We are so blessed to have gotten to know him better during our Dyes Walk years.

Posted by Brent and Clare Rich - Greenwood, IN - Friend   January 21, 2021

Barb, I am sorry to hear about Mike. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Susie Schoettle Thornburg - Friend   January 21, 2021

Barb, Damon, and Ryan,

We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was truly one of the good guys.

Posted by Phil and Kathy Schluge - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   January 21, 2021


Dearest Barb, Damon and Ryan, May a hug comfort you, a smile lift you up and know that we are with you and your families in spirit, in thoughts and in our hearts. Love The Pitcocks, Roger, Ann, Michael and Patrick

Posted by Ann Pitcock - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   January 19, 2021

Am so sorry to hear of your loss for Mike, Barb. I don't know your family, but certainly sympathize with what you've been going through all this time. Condolences from me and my family, with your strong family, you'll find peace soon enough. Jon Arnold

Posted by Jon Arnold - Toronto, AZ - Friend   January 19, 2021

Barb - your family is in my prayers during this time of loss.

Cheryl O'Brien - SCTC Member

Posted by Cheryl O'Brien - Shorewood, MN - Friend   January 19, 2021

I remember Mike's smile. He had such a ready smile that made me feel welcome and included. He was friendly and easy to talk to. He will be missed and remembered fondly.

Posted by Melissa Swartz - Lenexa, KS - Acquaintance   January 19, 2021

Dear Barb and family,
I was so saddened to learn that Mike passed recently... being locker neighbors all through H.S. with him is still one of my best memories. He was always so kind to me. Then, years later seeing you both at a Homecoming game, it was great to hear how happy he was with your growing family and his wonderfully successful career.
While there are no words to take away the pain of your loss, may our prayers provide comfort in the days ahead.

Posted by Diane (Hagner) Rhea - Roswell, GA - Classmate   January 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I have the sweetest memory bod Mike from grade school. Unsure what grade, but his mom came to pick Mike up after practice. When he got in the car, he always leaned over to kiss his little sister Tina. Revealed the tenderness and connection towards his sister. Very sweet.

Posted by MaryKaye (Gorman) Wells - Westfield, IN - Classmate   January 19, 2021

I enjoyed shooting around with Mike at Mount Pleasant's Gym. Once he told me, during his high school playing days, the only time he ever missed a shot was when he was fouled! ;) Our condolences to the Grothe family.

Posted by Gary & Diana Dinkins - Greenwood, IN - Family Friend   January 19, 2021

I was so sad to hear of Mike passing. He was friend , Playing golf with Mike was always fun .When ever I saw Mike we always talked about family ,he loved his family .I can still remember being on golf trips to Florida with him. I will miss him .Prayers to the family

Posted by THOMAS SARFATY - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Friend   January 19, 2021

Dear Barb, Damon and Ryan, I'm heartbroken for your loss and wishing you peace and strength through this difficult time. I know the many happy memories will sustain you through the tough days ahead. Sending love to you all.

Posted by Val and Doug Eichhorn - Coralville, IA - friend   January 19, 2021

Thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Brett Nagel - IN - Friend   January 19, 2021

Barb and Family, Amy & I are saddened to learn of Mike's passing but so happy to have known you. I'll never forget his willingness to join us as we celebrated my hole-in-one... hopping from Dye's Walk to Red's to the Waverly Inn... What a night!! May you find comfort and peace in the coming days and may his memory be eternal. Jim & Amy Karozos

Posted by Jim & Amy Karozos - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   January 19, 2021

Barb and family,
Thinking of all of you at this time.
No words can help, however, please remember how much we care and are here to support, even from a far.
Cheryl Odee Helm and Family

Posted by Cheryl Helm - Uxbridge - Friend   January 18, 2021

Barb, Tina and Dave,
Vicki and I heard today that Mike has passed on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. Mike's spirit, his being, his soul is now living with Jesus and God the Father in heaven, living the eternal life. We know as Christians, that's great news!

Posted by Bob & Vicki Armstrong - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   January 18, 2021

Barb, Damon, & Ryan, Know that my family is sending your family many prayers and lots of love. I'm here for you, my DEAR FRIEND!

Posted by Tona Cole - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   January 18, 2021

Barb, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Know that Mike is with God and out of grip of such a horrible disease.

Posted by Patty (Roembke) Cardwell - Martinsville, IN - classmate   January 18, 2021

Mike was a dear friend and professional mentor. He always had a great way of leaving you with a smile even if it was after a tough talk.
Smile on my brother, you leave a great heritage of a life well-lived.

Posted by Manny Quevedo - Omaha, NE - Coworker   January 18, 2021

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace and blessings to the entire family.

Posted by Joe and Dottie Schmoll    January 18, 2021

Barb, we are so sorry to hear of Mike' s passing.
Please know that you and your family are in our
thoughts and prayers. Treasure your memories.
Take care!

Posted by Bill & Karen Gardner - Greenwood, IN - Friend   January 17, 2021

Barb, Damon and Ryan,
I'm so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My deepest condolences to you all and your families.

Posted by Melissa McLeish (Kiefer) - Bargersville, IN - Family Friend   January 17, 2021

Barb: Sending up lots of prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family. May Mike rest in eternal peace.

Missy (Hoffman) Hathaway

Posted by Missy Hathaway - Muncie, IN - Friend   January 17, 2021

Mike was a great guy & a friend. We attended a lot of meetings together while with MCI, & had many fun times together. R.I.P. MY FRIEND!!

Posted by Ted Loef - Bella Vista, AR - Friend   January 17, 2021

Barb, Damon and Ryan. Please accept our condolences and count on our prayers. We were blessed to have him as a friend. He was proud of his family!

John and Deb Madden

Posted by John Madden - Greenwood, IN - Friend   January 17, 2021

Many fond memories of Mike dating back to Service Supply days with Bill Michaelis and Dave Grande, and playing B-Ball at Dearborn Gym. Fun times! Barb, our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
Jack and Susie Rubush

Posted by Jack Rubush - Bargersville, IN - Friend   January 17, 2021

Our hearts are with all of you. So very sad to hear of Mikes passing. Barb, Damon, and Ryan, our prayers will be with you❤ Greg &Peggy Schaub

Posted by Greg & Peggy Schaub - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   January 16, 2021

RIP my friend

Posted by Mike Abdalla - Greenwood, IN - Friend   January 16, 2021

Mike was a great friend and I loved him so much. We had many fun memories over the years and always enjoyed his company. I will miss him dearly . Thoughts and prayers with Barb and the Grothe family.

Posted by Mike Abdalla - Greenwood, IN - Friend   January 16, 2021

I can't believe we have lost another classmate. Mike was a really nice guy it's a shame we lost him so early. Barb an family my prayers are with you.

Posted by Christina Tooley (Carrico) - Orange Park, FL - Classmate   January 16, 2021

Family Album