D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Betty J. Groganz

October 25, 1935June 20, 2020

Betty J. Groganz, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020. She was born to the late Charles and Martha (Braun) Baatz in Fort Wayne on October 25, 1935. Betty was a long-time member of Emmaus Lutheran Church and the Fort Wayne Sport Club. She enjoyed being a part of Rock Steady Boxing to fight Parkinson's, crafting, quilting, baking, and spending time at the lake; however, her family was the center of her life.

Betty is survived by her son, John M. (Caren) Groganz of Carmel; daughters, Linda C. (Scott) Fulford, Naples, Florida; Joyce A. (Mike) Yates of Dayton, Ohio; Marti J. (Bryce) Tallant of Norton Shores, Michigan; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded indeath by her husband of 63 years, John Groganz.

Funeral service will be on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00 at Emmaus Lutheran Church (8626 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804). Visitation will be on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at D.O. McComb and Son's Funeral Home Covington Knolls (8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Lutheran Church or Rock Steady Boxing.


  • Emmaus Lutheran Church


  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020


Betty J. Groganz

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Cheryl/Al Hamed

June 29, 2020

We are saddened to hear of Betty’s passing!! We spent many years as Betty and John’s next door neighbors at the lake...I will always treasure my personal conversations not only with Betty but John as well!! We traded life stories for hours on end and shared many laughs!! Betty and John were always there to lend a helping hand and big smiles!! We send sincere condolences to all the Grogantz family!! I personally cannot attend due to many health issues, however we send our heart felt love to everyone. Rest assured that John ordered Betty home and she willingly obliged and now bask in God’s light eternally! You both will be sorely missed! Love, Cheryl and Al. ❤️❤️❤️

Linda Atz

June 28, 2020

Linda, Johnny, Joyce, and Marti,
The George Berger family sends you our deepest sympathy. Your mom was very special and we all loved her. So happy for her that she is with Jesus and your Dad. Maybe she is singing with our mom.

Willard Godfrey

June 28, 2020

Johnny, Linda, Joyce, Marti & Families,
Willard and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to all of you in the death of your mom. We had lots of good times with your parents. We are not able to attend the service, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joyce & Willard Godfrey

Marianne Jackson (Hartman)

June 27, 2020

Linda, John, Joyce and Marti, your Mom was one of the most genuinely gentle and sweet people I've ever known. She was so warm and calm, always smiling and happy. Please accept my condolences on this great loss. She's in heaven now with your Dad, they are now at peace together. God bless🙏🙏

Rick Peterson

June 26, 2020

Betty & John treated me like family, except when I had to sleep in the "back house" at their lake House with no heat or AC, but plenty of spiders, animals, other wildlife and a smell that simply can't be replicated!

Got to know Betty very well during many trips to the their lake house when Bryce and Marti first started dating, where we skied, Jet-Skied, swam, played cards, drank beer and talked soccer. Tremendous memories of a Great woman and a life well lived.

My condolences to the entire Groganz family. I pray you will find comfort and Gods' grace knowing John and Betty are together once again in Heaven.

Very respectfully,
Rick Peterson

Bryce Tallant

June 26, 2020

Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and to me a wonderful mother-in-law. I could never tell mother-in-law jokes because it just didn't apply to her. From the first day I met her she was always very kind to me as she was with everyone. I will miss spending time with her.

Karen Rees

June 24, 2020

I have only known this wonderful lady since November but she quickly became like an important person in my life. I drove her to boxing and a few appointments only for a short tome before the quarantine started but I can truly say Betty was like a member of my family. She was the sweetest person I have ever come across. We used to have a good time at boxing. With the quarantine I hadn’t seen her lately but I called to catch up and see if she needed anything. I can honestly say I will miss this lady more than I can even know right now. Betty - I am sure God has welcomed you with open arms and you now know a serenity like never before. Miss you. Karen