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Mark J. DeGroot

Published July 28,2022

Obituary's Biography:

Mark Joseph DeGroot passed away at the golden age of 95.

Mark was a decorated World War II Navy veteran serving in the South Pacific.  A member of the American Legion for 60 years, past 7th District Commander and Skokie Post 320 serving as Adjutant for many years.

Mark was a beloved husband of Peggy (nee: Margaret Mary Murphy) for almost 70 years, cherished father of Marc (Paula), James (Dawn), Marianne Roberts, and John DeGroot, proud grandfather of Dr. Michael (Boram), Justin (Anna) Ryan ESQ (Amanda), Dr. Matthew (Ashley), Brendan and Sean DeGroot, Deirdre (Dr. Casey) Floros, and Evan and Andrew (Megan) Roberts, loving great-grandfather of eleven, dear brother of Leo, Mary Jean, and Guy, and uncle of many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Mark A. and Marie Lebrun DeGroot and brothers Paul and David.

A visitation and funeral mass is scheduled at St. Mary of Annunciation 22333 W. Erhart Rd. Mundelein, IL, on August 1, 2022 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the mass commencing at 11:00am.  Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church for masses or the Wounded Warrior Project.

All funeral arrangements were privately held and entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org

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