Dale D. "Bud" Grogg

Born: Sat., Jul. 15, 1944
Died: Sat., Feb. 6, 2021


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 15, 2021
Location: Fairview Missionary Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 16, 2021
Location: Fairview Missionary Church

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Dale D. “Bud” Grogg, 76, of Angola, Indiana passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his wife, Linda by his side.

He was born on July 15, 1944 in Garrett, Indiana to Oscar “Sam” and Helen M. (Paulen) Grogg.  He graduated in 1962 from Auburn High School in Auburn, Indiana.

Bud married Linda (Hoover) Grogg on June 19, 2003 in Angola, New York.  

Bud was a Deputy State Fire Marshal for 33 years.  He was the Fire Chief for the Ashley Fire Department in Ashley, Indiana.  Bud was a volunteer firefighter and Public Information Officer for the Angola Fire Department which he dearly loved along with all his Firefighter brothers.  He had over 50 years in fire service and had the honor of going to the Indiana State Capital to receive a 50 year award.  That was such an honor for Bud and Linda to attend.

Bud loved working as part of the Safety Crew for Circle Tracks and was mostly fond of the drags.  He loved standing on the starting line smelling the nitro and being where the action was.   He also enjoyed being at the far end where the drivers finished and chatting with them.

Bud coached AAU youth boys’ basketball and girls’ softball.  He enjoyed watching the Lady Hornets Basketball team play and going to their tournaments.  He still kept in touch with the some of the children.  He always said it made him feel good to see past kids he coached, they still called him “Coach”.

Bud loved old cars and going all over for car shows and cruise-ins.  He went on the Old Route 27 Tour many years and met many more friends.

One of his dreams came true when his good friend, Randy Palmerton, and Bud went to the 2016 World Series and watched the Cubs win.

Bud never met a stranger and always had a story to tell no matter where he went he knew someone.

Surviving are his wife, Linda S. Grogg of Angola, Indiana; sons, Scott (Linda) Grogg of Hudson, Indiana and Chris (Julia) Grogg of Fremont, Indiana; step-son, Derek Lipely of Angola, Indiana; brother, Don (Karen) Grogg of Auburn, Indiana and brother-in-law, Tom (Darlene Moser) Hoover of Pleasant Lake, Indiana.  Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Toni Grogg.

Visitation will be from 2-6 PM on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Fairview Missionary Church, 525 W. 200 N., Angola, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Fairview Missionary Church with Pastor John Boyanowski officiating.

Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

Memorials in Bud’s memory may be made to the Angola Volunteer Fire Department or to the Angola High School Athletic Department.

Charitable donations may be made in Dale's memory to the following organizations:

Angola Fire Department
202 W. Gilmore Street, Angola, IN 46703

Angola High School Athletic Department
350 S. John McBride Ave., Angola, IN 46703

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   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
Bud was a friend, a co-worker, a mentor, I worked with Bud at the Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office for almost 20 years and I was his supervisor for 6 years. Bud could always be counted on to help other fire inspectors when needed. I have a lifetime of memories and stories from out time together. My thoughts and prayers are with Linda his boys and family. 10-42 Bud God's speed my friend.

Randy Brown
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
I have the honor and priviledge to meet, work, and serve with Bud for many years with the Angola Fire Department. We worked, we played, and on occasion Partied Hard and survived throughout the years! Bud you will truly be missed. To the Tequila with the Sunrise on the side!

Brian roach
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
Thoughts and prayers sent to the family and friends of this great man. You will not be forgotten. You touched so many lives. Bud was a amazing guy. Always made friends no matter where he went. God speed my friend

   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family. May he Rest In Peace. Judy perlman and Bob Christen

Larry E Myers
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
Prayers to you Linda, Scott, Chris and brother Don. Bud was a good friend in our public service careers and as distant cousins. His enthusiasm in the fire service and friendly personality will be missed. God's peace!

Rick L Tomlinson
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
Very sorry to hear of Bud's passing. I worked many drag shows with him back in the 80's and I must say he was NEVER boring! Many long hot days of nitro, crashes and oil downs. Also scraping the start line at 2a.m. and hitting Waffle House at 6 on the way to the track. My heartfelt sympathy to his family. Rest in peace "Grogg"

   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
It was a tremendous honor to meet and know such an incredible man. Bud will always be remembered for his contagious smile, amazing personality and heart of gold.
Prayers to Linda and the entire Grogg family. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Carl Casper

David Locke
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for all. Bud was a great guy. Heard tons of stories about the races and fire grounds. You will be greatly missed by all. REST IN PEACE BUD. WE HAVE IT FROM HERE .

Jim & Janet Paule
   Posted Sun February 14, 2021
Dear Linda, we were saddened to hear of Bud's passing. When we started attending car events in Angola and Auburn, Bud was one of the first people to welcome us at these events. His friendliness and sense of humor made us enjoy being with him. he will be sorely missed.

Jim and Judy jones
   Posted Sun February 14, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. We have had so many wonderful times. We were looking forward to many more but will cherish the memories we have. Bud always was arranging for us to meet up and go to a car show. Won’t be the same for sure. As we go to Auburn for their coffee and muffins or to the once a month show, we will pass by Bud on the way and honk. I’m sure he will be with us.

Bud will be missed. So blessed to call him our friend.

Dean Orewiler
   Posted Mon February 15, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear about Bud's passing. He always had a smile and a good thing to say to make you feel good. May God's love and grace bring the family and friends comfort that only He can provide.

Brian and Shannon King
   Posted Mon February 15, 2021
Linda, Derek, Hunter and family,

We are truly sorry for your loss; we have so many great memories of Bud. Basketball hasn't been the same this year without him. Unfortunately, we are not able to attend the services, but hoping our gift will remind you of him often. Holding you up in prayer, we love you guys.

Lane Warner
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
my sincere condolences.....

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