Scott Groot was raised with 8 siblings with whom he remained close with throughout his life. On June 6, 1981, he married Karen (West) Groot. Over their 37 years of marriage, they raised 3 beautiful children and enjoyed 5 precious grandchildren. Scott had a passion for sports, playing football, basketball, and baseball in both high school and college. One of his proudest accomplishments was winning two NCAA Division III national championship games. Later in life, he picked up golf, and loved the game and the camaraderie of his friends. Scott has made two hole-in-ones, which was quite an achievement if you had seen his golf swing. He worked for Allstate Insurance for over 33 years and valued his wonderful coworkers. Scott was known for his quick wit and his bigger-than-life personality. Scott loved his family, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.