Leslie Peter DeGroot, III

Leslie “Peter” DeGroot, III, age 83, of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of La Grange, IL. US Marine Corp Veteran. Beloved husband of nearly 59 years to Mary Lee DeGroot; fond father of Missy (Alex) Elder, Mindy (Stu) Kiefer, Peter (Emily) DeGroot and Kurt (Caroline) DeGroot; dear grandfather of ten grandchildren, Jake, Sam, Emma and Matthew Elder, Tyler, Ben and Charlie Kiefer, Finn DeGroot, Max and Lily DeGroot. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.P. DeGroot, Jr. and sister, Gretchen DeGroot Deniger.

Peter graduated from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, IL. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps at Quantico, VA. Peter started working with Inland Steel Company in Chicago in 1960 where he stayed for 40 years. He and his wife spent 38 years in Omaha, NE raising their family before retiring to Hilton Head. He was most proud of his service to his country and his family.

Interment Private Bronswood Cemetery, OakBrook, IL.

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Memorials appreciated to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway,  Triangle, VA 22172

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Nancy A lindley condolence:

    Mary Lee and family I am sorry for your loss
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time , Nancy Lindley


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