Florence Groll, age 86, passed away at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Round Lake Beach on September 20, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. The staff of Hillcrest along with the Hospice group surrounded Florence with care, comfort and compassion during her final days. From her birth on October 26, 1929 in Morton Grove until her death, she lived a simple, unpretentious life. On November 24, 1929, Florence was baptized by Rev. A. H. Werfelmann of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenview. As a child, Florence attended church, played the clarinet and enjoyed basketball, where she earned her nickname of “Pony” due her swiftness of foot. She enjoyed craft making, playing cards, baking, and completing puzzle books. Florence had a strong work ethic. She was a solderer and factory worker most of her life and later worked as a home care assistant for senior citizens into her mid-70s. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Josephine Glauner, her sisters, Violet and Lorraine, and her husband, Harry Groll. Left to honor her memory are her son, Charles (Donna Eckel), her daughters, Judy (Steve) Davis, Carol (John) Anderson, and Linda (Craig) Somerville, and her grandchildren, Christian, Shawn, Serina, Johnny, Cindy, Shelly, Heather, Nick, Craig and Steven, and her many great-grandchildren. Florence received Jesus Christ as her Savior as a child and recently rededicated her life to the Lord. A visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016 followed by a 10 a.m. service also at the funeral chapel. Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.