John “Sharky” Groshart

Thursday, October 7, 2021
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John “Sharky” Groshart, age 84 of Glendive, Montana passed away on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at his home in Glendive. Graveside services with military honors will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive with Reverend Chuck Rushing officiating. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

John was born on Oct. 11, 1936 in Washington D.C. to Duane and Gesine (Ahlers) Groshart. Gesine and the children returned to the Billings area in 1942 where he was raised and educated until the age of seventeen, when John enlisted in the United States Army. John spent part of his time stationed in Germany, he served eight years before he received his honorable discharge. Following his time in the Army, John returned to Montana and worked several different jobs before starting his career with Mountain Bell Telephone where he worked twenty-eight years until he retired in 1994.

John was married to Marianne Garcia on Jan. 12, 1960 until March 24, 1975.

John was married to Nancy Lulham on June 2, 1975 in Glendive.

John enjoyed anything to do with firearms, he was a trap shooter and an avid muzzle loader shooter and had an extensive cartridge collection. He liked doing crossword puzzles, coffee with his friends and going to happy hour at the VFW. John loved Alaska and he especially loved fishing in Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

John is survived by his wife Nancy Groshart of Glendive, eight children, Daniel Groshart of Alamagordo, N.M., Michael Groshart of Omaha, Neb., Matthew (Tammy) Groshart of Sterling, Ala., Jeremy (Melissa) Groshart of Red Lodge, Allen Stockler of Spokane, Wash., Vally (Marc) Rohde of Forsyth, Jody (Carrie) Stockler of Glenrock, Wyo. and Linda (Robert) Mischel of Glendive; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; one sister, Mary (Charles) Reed of Caldwell, Idaho; half brother, Larry (Caroline) Groshart of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and numerous nieces and nephews.

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