West Bend man — grandfather, vet, and cancer survivor — hopes to make it into Packers FAN HOF

WEST BEND, Wis. (CBS 58) — For one Green Bay Packers fan, 2 times might extremely well be the appeal. An 89-year-old West Bend male intends to be inducted into the Packers FAN Hall of Popularity. 

This is the 2nd year in a row Leo DeGroot has actually been a finalist. 

He’s a daddy of 4, grandpa of 6, retired instructor, Korean War veteran and cancer survivor. However to state he’s simple may be an understatement. 

“It’s a great honor with so many others that could be honored the same way,” DeGroot stated. 


DeGroot has lots of excellent stories to inform when it concerns Packers video games. He was at the Ice Bowl in 1967 with season tickets, providing him a front row seat to history. 

“Our seating season tickets were second row. End line of end zone where Bart Starr took it in,” DeGroot discussed. 

Starr scored the goal in the last seconds of the video game, protecting the win over the Dallas Cowboys, 21-17. 

You have through Sunday, Jan. 31 to choose among the 10 finalists, consisting of DeGroot. The winner will be revealed in mid-February. 

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.