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Edward Peter Grogg, MD (Res Grad) 

 

Edward Peter "Ed" or "Doc" Grogg, MD, 80 of Englewood, FL, formerly of Mahomet, passed away on Wednesday October 14, 2015 under hospice care at his home in Springfield, IL. He was born Dr. Grogg.jpgon December 8, 1934 in Joliet to Edgar and Florence Wachter Grogg. Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year, Edward married Letitia "Letty" Turley on September 3, 1955 in Griffith, IN. She survives. Dr. Grogg is also survived by four daughters: Jody (Mark) Nichols of Wonder Lake, IL, Jill (Christopher) Warren of Peoria, IL, Julie (Alan) Snipes of Seymour, IL, and Polly (Greg) Parsons of Springfield, IL; two sons: Jonathan (Marji) Grogg of Webster Groves, MO, and and Edward (Jen) Grogg of Naples, FL; twenty grandchildren: Nick (Nicole), Joe, Cori (Chris), Jaycie (Waylon), Sara, Josh (Mandi), Brock (Caitlyn), Casey (Nick), Kyle (Ellen), Betsy, Courtney, Amanda, Eddie, Tisha, Carly, Hannah, Lexxie, Jack, Jenny, and Luke, twenty one great grandchildren, and one brother Lee (Shirley) Grogg of Seattle, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents Edgar and Florence; brother Thomas and his wife Sandy; brother Vincent and his wife Millie. Graduating from Griffith High School in 1952, Ed graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN in 1956. Ed was proud to be a Wabash College alumnus where he played baseball, was a member of Beta Theta Pi, and was student body president his senior year. Ed then attended Medical School at Indiana University. On his way to becoming a board certified medical doctor, Ed interned in Des Moines, IA, served his residency in Orlando, FL, and then Ohio State University before becoming a Board Certified Pathologist. Dr. Grogg began his professional career as a Pathologist at Carle Clinic, Urbana, IL in 1967. Ed and Letty built a home in the Briarcliff subdivision and raised their six children in Mahomet, IL. Dr. Grogg retired from Carle Clinic in 1991. After leaving Mahomet, Ed and Letty spent their time between their homes in Englewood, FL and Wascott, WI. In September of this year, they moved back to Central Illinois to be closer to family and bought a home in Springfield, IL. Dr. Grogg was a pioneer in the field of Sports Medicine and was instrumental in constructing the Center for Athletic Injury Research (CAIR) Center in Mahomet. Dr. Grogg was the Medical Director for the Prairie State games and he served one term as the President of the Illinois State Medical Society's Committee on Sports Medicine. Dr. Grogg's good friend, Senator Doc Davidson, declared August 9, 1991 as "Dr. Edward Grogg Day" recognizing his efforts with the Illinois Prairie State Games. Dr. Grogg's passion was high school football and preventing sports injuries. Doc served as the team physician for the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs for 20 years. He also served on the Mahomet-Seymour CUSD #3 Board of Education for seven years. Doc was one of the creators of the Mahomet-Seymour 7th and 8th grade football program and coached for six years. He received numerous awards and recognition over the years for his work in Sports Medicine. During his years in Mahomet, he was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mahomet. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Home Services Hospice of Springfield, IL or the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

 

 

Posted on 9-Dec-15 by Pond, Deborah
Tags: Alumni Notes, Obituaries, Residency Notes
 
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