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Mary Jean "MJ" Grohs

July 7, 1934 February 14, 2021
Mary Jean "MJ" Grohs
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Obituary for Mary Jean "MJ" Grohs

Mary Jean Grohs, 86, and beloved wife of Donald for over 62 years, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Mary Jean was born on July 7, 1934 in Highland Park, Michigan to the late Joseph and Marguerite Bazinet. She married the love of her life, Donald Grohs on May 10, 1958, and the two of them started a family.

She was very active in the Catholic Church her entire life. She attended Mass daily and had many close friendships with other members of her church, the St. John’s community in Hartland, Michigan. Mary Jean loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and cherished having family gatherings. She would insist on Euchre games at every gathering, and even her grandchildren learned to play. Mary Jean was also close to her sister Annette, who preceded her in death. She was still very active, walking on her treadmill daily, keeping her home meticulous, doing yard work, and shopping. She loved to make cross stitched baby quilts for everyone, and often donated them to the pregnancy center. She still had lunch frequently with her close friends from her childhood. Mary Jean loved living on the lake and taking rides on her pontoon. She had a zest for life and never stopped moving.

Mary Jean is survived by her devoted husband Donald of over 62 years. She is the loving mother of David Grohs (Stephanie), Mike Grohs (Teresa), Donna Sharp, and Jennifer Kulick (Brad). Proud grandmother of Emily Grohs, Daniel Grohs, Nicholas Grohs, Alexandra Kulick, and Adam Kulick. Dear sister of the late Annette Wassell (the late John).

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 3:00pm - 7:00pm at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors 600 E. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116. A Rosary will be held at 7:00pm at the funeral home.
Reminder to all visitors that the funeral home is limited to 25 people at any given time. Please keep your time brief to allow others to do the same, and masks are required at the funeral home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:00am at St. John Catholic Church 2099 N. Hacker Rd., Howell, Michigan 48855. Visitation begins at the church at 10:00am.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation in Mary Jean’s memory to St. Joseph Mercy Health, Office of Development, P.O. Box 995, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Donations can also be made at

Burial will take place at St. John Catholic Cemetery.

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3:00 PM 2/17/2021 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/17/2021 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton

600 East Main Street
Brighton, MI 48116

A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton
600 East Main Street Brighton 48116 MI
United States





11:00 AM 2/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. John Catholic Church

2099 N. Hacker Road
Howell, MI 48855

Visitation will begin at the church at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2021

St. John Catholic Church
2099 N. Hacker Road Howell 48855 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Mercy Health


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