Chris Grothe

May 1, 1963April 9, 2019
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Chris Alan Grothe was an adventurer, a father, a partner, a friend and an amazing man. Chris was born on May 1, 1963 to Dan and Roberta Grothe. Growing up, Chris was smart and good at everything he did. He was a 1982 graduate from Arapahoe High School and a 1987 graduate from CU Boulder. Chris was an innovator and entrepreneur throughout college and eventually became the owner and operator of Elevators Unlimited. Chris went on to marry Kristin Young, which gave Chris the greatest gift of all- his three children. Chris loved dirt biking, fishing, exploring and enjoying life. He will be dearly missed by his children, Connor, Hannah, and Reese; his father, Dan; his brothers, Eric and Shad; and many other friends and family members. A Celebration of Chris' life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Landsdowne Arms at 2pm. (9352 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129) Donations in Chris' memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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  • Dan Grothe, Father
  • Connor Grothe, Son
  • Hannah Grothe, Daughter
  • Reese Grothe, Daughter
  • Eric Grothe, Brother
  • Shad Grothe, Brother


20 April

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Landsdowne Arms Pub

9352 Dorchester St
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129


Chris Grothe

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Cassandra & Gary Pundt

April 18, 2019

Dearest Dan & Family of Chris...
From Tubac, Arizona we are sending you our thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this difficult and sad time. May the beautiful love and wonderful memories of Chris... your son, brother and father forever give you comfort and peace.
With Sincere Sympathy & Friendship
Cassie & Gary Pundt

Milt Karavites

April 17, 2019

I also grew up with Chris on Hampden Circle. I’ll always remember going to sleepovers at the Grothe house there was never a dull moment. Chris moved away but we reconnect in our college days, even though we went to different schools our paths crossed with mutual friends. It was no surprise how Chris was loved by all everyone admired his fun loving spirit, positive attitude and contagious laugh. Chris my friend you will be greatly missed. God Bless You

Douglas Popken

April 17, 2019

Sincere sympathies go out to Hannah and the entire Grothe family. We remember your Dad as a big supporter of your TKD experience with Stephanie.

The Popken family

Peg Johnston

April 17, 2019

Hi Dan,

It's been many years since living in Cherry Knolls, but I do remember Chris when he was young. Having recognized the last name in the post announcements, I checked with Olinger and realized it was your son.

As a parent to a parent, I am so sorry for your loss. It looks like you have had a couple of very difficult years. My thoughts are with you.

Peg Johnston

Chuck Sickels

April 17, 2019

I worked with Chris for most of my adult life and no matter how tough things got Chris could always make us laugh. I’ll miss you buddy. My prayers go out to the family.

Mike Small

April 17, 2019

I first met Chris in 1987, he had just graduated from CU, had a killer haircut and was interviewing for a commission sales position with Westinghouse Elevator Company. He would be replacing me because I had accepted a salaried position. In the interview we rolled out a set of architectural drawings and asked Chris to point out the elevator. Without any hesitation Chris pointed to everything (closet, restrooms, office) except the elevator until finally landing on the elevator shaft. Right then we knew he was our man. Chris and I worked together for 29 more years of which 16 years we were part owners of Elevators Unlimited. Hands down the best salesman I ever met. We worked, we played and we laughed like crazy. He was my wingman, always had my back and I always had his. Besides being a fantastic friend he was a great dad who just adored his three kids. I heard more stories about Connor’s high school soccer, Hannah’s teakwondo and Reese’s horse jumping and the best part was seeing how excited Chris would get. Chris was also really good with impressions and had me rolling on many occasions. There wasn’t a day that Chris didn’t walk in the office with a big smile and upbeat attitude. I could still hear it now. I would see him walk in the office and say, “what’s happening Chrissy Boy” and he would respond, “yo yo yo what’s crackalackin my weebo”. I still don’t know what that meant but it made me laugh every time. I don’t know anyone that didn’t love Chris. What an amazing guy that left us far to soon. I miss you little buddy!

Viv D

April 16, 2019

There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss. May the Grothe Family find comfort in the loving memories you shared with Chris. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Chris, my brother you will be truly missed!


Terrence Smith

April 16, 2019

Growie Man as he was often fondly referred too was as fun loving a person I have ever met. Chris and I met as little boys back on Hampden Circle were we all grew up, we were in cub scouts together with his mom Roberta as one of the den moms. Chris and I became much better friends later in college when we ran into each other at our favorite ski area Mary Jane. From then on we spend a lot of fun times together, skiing, mountain bike riding, and fly fishing. We did an annual fishing trip to Trappers Lake for 12 years (Chris, Gray Peterson, Clark Johnson and myself), My wife Anne and I spend a lot of time with Chris and Kristen in the early years of starting a family. Chris was so happy with his family and loved being a husband and a father more than anything else. Chris had many struggles in life but you would never know it as he as always positive and upbeat and that is one of the many reasons everyone LOVED Growie Man!

Ann Healey

April 16, 2019

Connor, Hannah, Reese and the Grothe family,

We are so sorry for this heartbreaking loss and pray for God's blessings of comfort and peace. We are thinking of all of you.

Ann, Jerry, Megan, Brooke and Sean Healey

Lee and Judy Larson

April 13, 2019

Judy and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Chris’s passing. We send our sincere condolences to Dan and
the Grothe family.

Judy and Lee Larson