Christopher "Chris" Carl Groose

November 13, 1960 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 61) 61 Years Old


Christopher “Chris” Carl Groose 61 of Eugene, Missouri passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 due to an accident on his farm in Eugene, Missouri.  He was born November 13, 1960 in Jefferson City, Missouri the son of Walter Carl and Betty Jo (Kempker) Groose.  On June 26, 1982 in Mary’s Home, Missouri he was united in marriage to Debra “Debbie” (Currence) Groose who survives of the home.

Other survivors include,

His Children, Ryan Groose (Casey) of Dadeville, MO; Christina Groose of Eugene, MO; Eric Groose (Jessica) of Eugene, MO

Grandchildren, Noah, Ben, Henry, Kinsley, Sophia & Clayton Groose

Mother, Betty Groose of Eugene, MO

Siblings, Jeanne Hammond (Charles) of Eugene, MO; Curt Groose (Susan) of Eugene, MO; Calvin Groose (Rhonda) of Olean, MO

Several Nieces & Nephews from both sides of the family. 

His father, Walter Carl Groose preceded him in death.

Chris began his career with the railroad immediately following his high school graduation.  He was a brakeman out of St. Louis, MO and then a conductor out of Jefferson City and finally in 1994 became an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad in Jefferson City, MO.  He retired after forty-two years of service and as president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Local 609.  Chris was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Mary’s Home, MO.  He enjoyed traveling, camping, farming, hunting and fishing.  He and his cousin Pat Groose started a yearly tradition of pheasant hunting in South Dakota over twenty-two years ago.  His greatest love in life was being with his wife of forty years surrounded by his children, grandchildren and friends.  Chris never knew a stranger, he would always drop whatever he was doing to help others out and was just a phone call away to assist those in need.


Visitation will be Friday, September 23, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Mary’s Home, MO with a Prayer Service beginning at 3:30 PM.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:00 AM also at the Church with Rev. Alexius Ekka officiating. 

Burial will follow at Spring Garden Cemetery near Eugene, MO.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials in his name are suggested to Spring Garden Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.

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September 23, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church

Mary's Home, MO

Funeral Mass
September 24, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church

Mary's Home, MO


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