Patrick Steven Groff
March 17, 1948 – February 17, 2023
Patrick Steven Groff, age 74, of Bennington, Nebraska, passed away on Friday, February 17th, 2023
Patrick was born March 17, 1948, in Laurens, Iowa, son of Clarence and Loretta Groff. Patrick, the youngest of 7 boys, spent his childhood in Pocahontas, Iowa, graduating from Pocahontas Catholic High School in 1966. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, graduating with a BS in Accounting in 1970.
Patrick married Linda Kapsch, his high school sweetheart, on August 31, 1968, and welcomed their first son Chad in 1970. The family moved to Colorado in 1970 for Patrick’s first job as a CPA with Deloitte and Touche. The family grew with the arrival of Aaron in 1972. In 1977, the family moved to Webster City, Iowa when Patrick took a new job with Van Diest Supply Company. Patrick missed the mountains of Colorado and was able to move his family back to Broomfield, Colorado, in 1979 to work for C&M Concrete. Broomfield became their home for more than 20 years. Patrick quickly became the CFO and worked his way up to become the President of C&M Concrete, growing C&M into one of the largest concrete companies in the Denver area.
In 1994, Patrick led the sale of C&M to a large multinational company, Aggregate Industries. With Aggregate Industries, Patrick held the positions of Vice President of Concrete in Denver, Colorado, Regional President for their North Central Division in Minnesota, and Regional President for the company’s Mid-Atlantic Division in Washington, DC. In these roles for Aggregate Industries, Patrick led businesses of more than 1000 employees with some of the most successful results in company history. In 2011, Patrick retired from Aggregate Industries with over 35 years of loyalty and continuous leadership. Patrick was a respected, knowledgeable, and well-known leader in the construction materials industry across the United States.
When not working, Patrick loved being a father and a grandfather. He guided his sons with endless patience, unconditional love, and support. He enjoyed a successful youth basketball coaching career, helping form a youth travel league in Broomfield and passing on his obsession with mastering the jump shot. He also contributed impressive base running and sliding techniques as a youth baseball coach. Patrick loved baseball, sharing his passion with his sons and grandchildren. While Patrick lacked enthusiasm for hunting, he recognized his sons’ love of the sport, sacrificing many weekends to take them on pheasant and duck hunting trips. True to Patrick’s nature, his sons only learned that he was not a passionate hunter much later in life.
Patrick was a huge fan of every grandchild’s activities, attending countless sporting events over the years.
Patrick became an avid cyclist, completing the Register Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, an 8-day 468-mile ride across Iowa, three times with his nieces and nephews. Active in all that Colorado had to offer, he loved to ski, enjoying annual Groff ski trips, and had a passion for the water, open to trying any water sport that came his way. He loved Foley Beach vacations with his brothers and traveling anywhere to watch a grandchild’s game.
Patrick is preceded in death by his father and mother, brothers John and Robert, brother Richard and wife Peggy, brother Arthur, and sister-in-law Evelyn. He is survived by Linda, his wife of 55 years; son Chad and wife, Adrienne; son Aaron and wife, Melissa; 6 grandchildren: Caiden, Connor, Maddia, Rylinn, Dylan, and Cassidy.
Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, March 9th, 10:30am at St Patrick’s Catholic Church of Elkhorn, 20500 W Maple Road, Omaha, NE, with a visitation starting at 9:30AM. Luncheon to follow at the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made in Patrick Groff’s name to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund ()