Adam Craig Groupe, 52 of Indianapolis, passed away on December 28, 2018. He was born on August 5, 1966 in Maywood, Illinois to the late Harvey and Marcia Groupe.
In his early years, Adam and his parents lived in Hanover Park. The family moved to a new home in Schaumburg right before the birth of his brother Lawrence.
Adam graduated Schaumburg High School in 1984. He was on the wrestling team until he was sidelined by a knee injury. He wanted to stay involved in sports, so he became a Trainer for the football team. This interest led him to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine, which he truly loved. Not surprisingly, his favorite TV show in those days was “Emergency!”, much to his little brother’s chagrin.
Adam was involved with Boy Scouts and became an Explorer Scout which allowed him the opportunity to be a police cadet. He later became a dispatcher, fireman and Emergency Medical Technician. He pursued his career in Emergency Management and was the Deputy Director for the Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency, a position he held for 17 years. He was an adjunct professor at Vincennes University, and was a certified FEMA and Department of Homeland Security instructor. He volunteered with TSA.
Adam’s passion in life was helping others. He would tell you otherwise, but he was great with kids. He was a great partner, listener, and friend. He could calm people down with a few words or the touch of a hand.
Adam was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Marcia Groupe (Smolensky) and his former wife Holly Ellis (Miller).
Adam is survived by his brother Lawrence Groupe and his wife Sonia, fiancée Molly Brosseit, her children Susan and Colin, and many friends.
Services will be held at Westlawn Cemetery Chapel, 7801 W Montrose Ave. Norridge, IL 60706, on January 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. CT.
You may make memorial donations in Adam’s name to:
American Heart Association
6500 Technology Center Dr #100
Zionsville, IN 46077
American Diabetes Association
8604 Allisonville Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46250