Dr. Kenneth G. Groskopf

July 26, 1935 - February 21, 2021

Dr. Kenneth G. Groskopf passed away peacefully on Sunday February 21, 2021 in Elgin, IL. Ken was born on July 26, 1935 to Grover G. and Catherine (Bihlmeier) Groskopf in Blue Island, IL. He was united in marriage on December 31, 1988 to Cynthia Kollaritsch in Fontana, WI. Prior to his marriage to Cynthia, he was married to Judith (nee Bloom) Groskopf.

Ken will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a loyal friend. He was a business entrepreneur and professional, practicing dentistry for forty five years in St. Charles, IL. He attended Wabash College where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, the Sphinx Club, and a star on the Varsity Tennis Team. After graduating with honors from Wabash College, Ken attended the University of Illinois Dental School. He then went on to serve honorably as an officer in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Captain. Throughout his career, Ken was a member of many professional organizations, including the National Dental Society. He also served the community as president of the St. Charles Kiwanis Club.

Most of all, Ken loved spending time in north woods of Wisconsin relaxing with his wife and family. He
loved playing golf, tennis, pheasant hunting with his buddies in South Dakota, and fishing the beautiful
lakes of northern Wisconsin. For those of you that knew him, Ken had a kind, witty, and infectious
personality that touched many people. His memory will live in our hearts forever. Rest in peace!
He is survived by his wife Cynthia, his two children; John (Amy) Groskopf of St. Charles, IL and
Julianne (Michael) Shortall of St. Charles, IL; his two grandsons, Jack Groskopf and Matthew Groskopf.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Catherine Groskopf.

Visitation will be held on Saturday March 6, 2021 at Moss Family Funeral Home St. Charles 100 S. 3rd
St. from 1PM – 5PM.

Arrangements entrusted to Moss Family Funeral Home St. Charles 630-584-2000 or

Guest Book

  • Dorothy Beckman Dr. Groskopf was our dentist many years ago. He was friendly, cheerful, and always professional. We were saddened when we learned he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Rest in peace, Dr. Groskopf!
  • RANDY JENSEN Kenny will be missed, and I was privileged to know him. Playing golf at Pottawatomie with Ken holds a special place in my heart. He taught me 230 yards down the middle of the fairway was better than 300 yards in the woods. Hit em straight Doc!
  • Dennis & Bev KIttler On behalf of the Elgin Area Parkinson's Disease Support Group, we send our condolences to Cindy and the family. Ken was an active participating member and friend for many years. It was always a joy to see them
  • Kayla Sygulla It was my pleasure to work for Ken. He was a wonderful man that will be dearly missed.
  • Susan Cincinelli It was an honor to have been a part of Ken's care team.