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Nancy Jeanne "Nan" Grawe

Nancy Jeanne "Nan" Grawe

Nancy Jeanne "Nan" Grawe, age 72, of Quincy, IL, died on Monday, October 1, 2018 in her home. She was born on November 26, 1945 in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Joe and Mary (Serf) Weiler. Nan attended Mount Saint Scholastica College in Atchison, KS. She married Jay Grawe on July 13, 1968 at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Hastings, NE. He survives.

Nan was a secretary for the Quincy Park District for many years, retiring in 2006. Nan was a long time member of St. Peter Catholic Church. She was also involved in Quincy Cursillo and Marriage Encounter. She greatly enjoyed attending her grandkids activities.

In addition to her husband, Nan is also survived by:
THREE SONS: Jeff Grawe and his fiancé Laura Bliven of Ursa, IL; Tony Grawe and his wife Sarah of Mendon and Jim Grawe and his wife Alysia of Quincy.
GRANDCHILDREN: Jake along with his fiance Melissa; Nick, Leah, Jake, Lucy, Alexis along with her significant other Noah, Daxton, Jennifer, Avery and J.D.
GREAT GRANDCHILD: Jaxson
ONE BROTHER: Joe Weiler and his wife Jane
Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Nan was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters: Mariann and Barb.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:00 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:30 in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame or to St. Peter Catholic Church.

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From:
Sharon Phillips
Maywood, MO
Comments:
Jay and family, please accept my sincere condolences. Nan was a great woman who always lived for Jesus. I am sure she is in His arms.
From:
Vicky and Kent Egbert
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are so saddened to hear of Nan's passing. So glad we were able to spend a few hours with her last week. Jay and family, you are in our prayers and forever in our hearts. God just received the best angel ever!!!! Love u
From:
Jamie & Jason Parrott
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our condolences to the Grawe Family. Nan was such a sweet soul. I always enjoyed seeing her around St. Dominic School. She always had a great smile and kind words. Bless you all.
From:
Joan Queen
Palos Hills, IL
Comments:
Jay and Family, I am heart broken and I so enjoyed working with her for 17 years at the Park District and knowing you and the boys and how much she loved you and continued with a never ending friendship.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you, Joan
From:
Mike Grawe
Alton, IL
Comments:
Will remember in my Masses and prayers.
From:
Jerry and Sue Schmidt
Carrollton, IL
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy to the Grawe family. Nan was an amazing lady. We were fortunate enough to have Nan and Jay share their Christmas Eves with us for quite a few years. What a Blessing for our family.
From:
Bonnie & Larry Perrine
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
Jay, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Dr. Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
Comments:
Jay, Jeff, Tony, and Jimmy,
I was DEVASTATED to read the news about your wonderful wife and mom in the Whig. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family was so close to me for so many years. Nan was an extraordinary person. I will pray that HE gives you the strength you need in the days ahead. I will also pray that HE fills your hearts, souls, and minds with only the wonderful memories you shared. May God Bless you in the days ahead.

Lonny
From:
Barbara Peasel
Silex, MO
Comments:
Jay and Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Nan's passing. She and I were roommates on a Cursillo. It was a blessing to me to get to know her. Prayers and sympathy for all of you.
From:
Fred Cherny
Hummelstown, PA
Comments:
Jay and family, I am so sorry to read of Nan's passing. She was truly a kind and gentle lady. Mary and I had some wonderful times together with you guys and especially remember the guidance she gave us 47 years ago with starting our family. Jay, my heart is with you and will remain with you.
From:
David & Chris Horman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:
cathy and miguel cancel
St Louis, MO
Comments:
I am sad about the loss of one
of my college friends, neighbor,
QND football Mom, and Cursillo
member.
My children: Patrick McClain
Colleen (McClain) Ogden and
Danny McClain share with me
and my husband, Miguel in offering condolences, She will
be remembered as a kind and
loving person who always had
a smile for everyone.
Cathy Cancel.
God Bless you
Jay, Jeff, Tony and Jim and all
your family.
From:
ron and vicki howser
quincy, IL
Comments:
Jay please accept our condolences for you and your family loss. Nan always had a quick smile and was the most pleasant person.
From:
Joe and Joan McDearmon
Comments:
Dear Jay and Family,
We were very saddened by Nan's passing. She was the kind of neighbor you wish you could take with you whenever you moved. She was a lovely lady with a big heart and a smile to match. She will be missed by many. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Joe and Joan McDearmon
From:
Gary & Gloria Seright
Phoenix, AZ
Comments:
Jay and family, we are so sorry to hear of Nan's passing. I just saw this posted on FB. You have our love and deepest Sympathy at this difficult time!! Hugs!!
From:
Janet Zimmerman
Springfield, IL
Comments:
Jay, you and your family have my deepest sympathy and promise of prayer.
From:
Whitey and Carol Anderson
Plainfield, IL
Comments:
We are so very sorry to hear of Nan’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with her family. She was a wonderful lady. We think of her often.
From:
Rita Damhorst
Oak Forest, IL
Comments:
Jay & family. I was so saddened to hear of Nan’s passing. You know how much she was loved by all, with that sweet personality & smile. You were one of the great examples of marriage encounter & I will miss her at our high school reunions. I hope many of our ND & CB grads met her at the gates of Heaven. It’s hard to lose your best friend & soul mate but you are a strong man. She’s your angel now. Love & prayers. Rita
From:
Steve & Sue Hull
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Jay and family,

Please accept our condolences on the loss of an Earthly Angel. Nan was such a sweet lady and always had a smile to greet you with and a positive parting word. Sue and I were beyond shocked when we heard of her passing. We know that it will be hard to deal with her loss and the hole in your heart, but please know that you are in our prayers and we are praying for God to comfort and strengthen you in your time of sorrow. God Bless you and be with you at all times.
From:
Jean Klauser
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts
and prayers.
From:
Jeff Dorsey
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Jay, to you and your family, I am so sorry for your loss. Nan was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. God bless!
From:
Fr. Joe Zimmerman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I was so sorry to learn about Nan's death. Please know that I have been remembering her in prayer.
From:
Dee & Vernon obrien
Durham, MO
Comments:
Jay & family,
We are so sorry of the loss of Nan, she was one of the sweetest people I ever knew. So devoted to you and her family and God what an inspiration she was to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!🙏💕