THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Harry F. Groessel
Issue Date: October 17, 2019
Harry F. Groessel, 90, of El Paso, Tx., passed away in his sleep Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
He was born Nov. 19, 1928 in Marinette, where he was an Altar boy. He moved to El Paso in 1946 and graduated from Ysleta High School in 1947, where he participated in Football and Track.
Retired from the El Paso Fire Department in 1982 as a Lieutenant, he was a founding member of the local Hudson Club and a successful and Guinness world record holder in Drag Racing Longevity.
He is survived by two sons, Rick and Rey Benson; a sister, Gail Groessel Russell; five grandchildren; friend, Jeanette Hart; three step-daughters; 16 nieces and nephews; many El Paso Fire Department brothers and lifelong friends from the Hudson Club and his drag racing career.
Along with his parents, Frank and Isabelle Groessel, he was preceded in death by a brother Francis.
A Memorial will be held at the LDS Church, 3625 Douglas in El Paso on Saturday, Oct. 19 at noon. Cremation services were provided by San Jose Funeral Home.