Phillip Phil G. Grodrian

February 13, 1937November 22, 2012

Phillip G. Grodrian, 75 of Huntington passed away at 5:36 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 25, 2012. Phil had worked for many years at Lock Chain Steel in Huntington, later and until his retirement he worked at Wayne Metal for many years. He was a member of the National Guard from 1954 to 1964 and was a member of the Loon Creek Church of the Brethren. He loved riding his motorcycle and enjoyed doing lawn care for several folks in his community. He also played softball and bowled in several leagues over the years.

He was born on February 13, 1937 in Allen County, a son of George and Ruth (Ewert) Grodrian. He was united in marriage to Darlene Dillon on August 16, 1964 in Warren, IN. His wife survives.

Survivors include Three daughters: Valerie (Rick) Brown of Fort Wayne, Stephanie Ort of Huntington and Natalie (Joe) Fouts of Huntington. Six grandchildren: Colin, Ryan and Kyle Brown, Stacy Dennis, Brandi Garza and Alex Fouts; Three great grandchildren: Hunter and Shay Haney and Nathan Garza.

He was preceded in death by one brother Ned Grodrian, a great grandson Gunnar Haney and a nephew Rod Grodrian.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN.

Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the service.

Interment will take place at the Star of Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made out to Loon Creek Church of the Brethren or the American Diabetes Association in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Phillip Phil G. Grodrian

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Darrell Yager

December 2, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Phil. I used to work with him at Wayne Metal and I have many fond memories of the times we had there. When I would come back home I would drive by the house and if I saw him I would stop and visit with him. He was a very good man and will be missed.
Darrell E. Yager

November 30, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to you and your daughters, Darlene.

Becky (Dillon) & George Steinmetz
Sun City West, Arizona

les ternet

November 29, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Judy Mitten

November 28, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Kellie Herber

November 28, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss ! Phil was an amazing man, full of life and compassion. We will miss him! Our prayers go out to you and your family
Dan and Kellie Herber

Terry Neal

November 28, 2012

Hi Steph,
I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your dad was a heck of a guy, and we have faith he has found peace. Love and prayers to all of your family. Terry Neal

Tabitha Brown

November 27, 2012

Very sorry for your loss. Hugs to you & your family.

Jennifer Dillon Hernandez

November 27, 2012

Darlene and girls,
We have been praying for all of you. May God strengthen you and continue to wrap His loving arms around all of you.

Anisa Dunham (Will)

November 27, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Phil will be missed by all that knew him. You are all in my prayers.

Steve Feighner

November 27, 2012

So sorry for the whole family. Phil was a very good freind and a very good person to work with. He will truly be missed.