OBITUARY

Michael Francis Groman

December 20, 1948April 2, 2019
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Michael Francis Groman, age 70, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Waco, Texas. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors.

Michael was born on December 20, 1948 to Frank and Audrey (Salome) Groman in Waco, Texas. Michael graduated from University High School in 1967 and then was accepted into the United States Air Force Academy. After graduation from the Academy he served in the United States Air Force, including a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. After 20 years of service Michael retired from the Air Force and was employed as a computer programmer for 18 years at Texas Life Insurance Company in Waco from where he also retired. Mike enjoyed spending time with family, was an avid gamer and was Santa Claus to countless children over the years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Norma Hawkins Groman, sister, Helen Groman and brother, Chris Groman.

Survivors include siblings, David Groman of Waco, Tommy Coleman and spouse Lori of Waco, David Coleman and spouse Debbie of West, Texas, Kay Coleman Jones of Mexia, Texas, and numerous nieces, nephews and close cousins.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in Mike’s name.

  • FAMILY

  • He is preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Norma Hawkins Groman, sister, Helen Groman and brother, Chris Groman.

    Survivors include siblings, David Groman of Waco, Tommy Coleman and spouse Lori of Waco, David Coleman and spouse Debbie of West, Texas, Kay Coleman Jones of Mexia, Texas, and numerous nieces, nephews and close cousins.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
REMEMBERING

Michael Francis Groman

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Kelly Morrison

April 19, 2019

Mike,
You were like a 2nd grandpa to my kids and an uncle to me. I am so glad you came into our lives. It was obvious that you and my mom were close as children because you argued like siblings as an adult. It was probably because you two were the grandkids the closest in age. I only wish we got to spend more time with you.

A memory that stands out to me is my wedding. The Catholic deacon decided to make a statement about gay and lesbian couples at my wedding, instead of talking about Jeff and I. “Marriage was meant for Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” I still remember hearing you chuckle from the audience. My mom thought she was going to have to grab the back of my dress. I also remember Andrea losing her skirt at the rehearsal and showing everyone her spanx. There are so many more over the years that I would run out of space. You visiting every Christmas, being Santa Claus, being there for important moments in our lives, etc

I know you lost your belief in God as an adult. But, I know you are in heaven with your beautiful wife you lost too soon.

Kelly

Don Ferris

April 13, 2019

When our children were young, the Ferris Family & the Groman Family used to get together quite often for cookouts and games. I remember Mike, in finding a quiet place to read. I remember his dad, Frank, being a dedicated Boy Scouts leader, giving Mike a good foundation to qualify for acceptance to the Air Force Academy. I remember Mike proudly telling of his experiences as a USAF helicopter pilot.

May his Soul and the Souls of all the faithful departed REST IN PEACE!

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