90th birthday: Harry Grothjan

LIMA — Harry Grothjan is celebrating his 90th birthday.

He was born Aug. 12 in Celina to Jerome and Adelaide Grothjan. On June 9, 1951, he married Emily Nelson.

He has six children, Stephen Grothjan, of Tulsa, Karen Hower, of Lima, James (Stephanie) Grothjan, of Cincinnati, Janice (John) Lause, of Elida, Robert Grothjan, of Lima, and Nancy (Chris) Sternad, of Cleveland. He has 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A great-grandchild is deceased.

He retired from ICP as a salesman in the wholesale drugstore industry. He has been a member of St. Charles Catholic Church for 50 years. In his earlier years, you could often find him on the golf course or hanging out with friends at the local McDonald’s.