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Florence Mary Grawe

Florence Mary Grawe

Florence Mary Grawe, age 94, of Quincy, went to her eternal home on Saturday, June 29, 2019. She was born on July 24, 1924 in Quincy, the daughter of Rome and Julia (Goehl) Horbelt. Florence was a 1942 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School. She married George Bernard Grawe on September 27, 1947 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1999. She worked at Illinois Bell Telephone as an operator. With her husband, Florence lived on a farm east of Columbus for 50 years before moving to Quincy in 1994.

Florence was also an election judge for over 45 years. She was a member of the Western Catholic Union for over 72 years. She was a member of the St. Vincent Auxiliary. Florence loved to play cards with family and friends. She enjoyed going to visit her children and grandchildren in the various places that they lived.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Sr. Jackie Sellemeyer and Janice Wiemelt for the wonderful care and attention they gave to Florence in recent years.

She is survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: Dale Grawe of Altona, IL; Delores 'Dee' O'Brien and her husband Vernon of Durham, MO; and Paul Grawe and his wife Rita of Gurnee, IL.
GRANDCHILDREN: Lucas and Cassandra Grawe; Michelle Heins and her husband Ben; Jeffrey O'Brien and his wife Emily; Eric Grawe, Ryan Grawe and his fiancé Alexandria Brooks and Kyle Grawe.
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Adelyn Heins, Logan Heins, Evan O'Brien, Claire O'Brien and Everett Grawe.
SISTER: Alta Becktell.
SISTERS-IN-LAW: Betty Horbelt and Clara Horbelt.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, Florence was also preceded in death by a son Ronald Grawe in infancy and a daughter Dorothy Grawe in infancy; two brothers; James Horbelt and Richard Horbelt and a sister: Mary Gronewold along with her husband Orville and a brother-in-law: William Becktell.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 11:00 a.m. in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Knight of Columbus TV Mass for Shut-Ins or to St. Francis Catholic Church.

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From:
Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
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To the entire Grawe family our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:
Kent & Selena Stegeman
Quincy, IL
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Florence was a wonderful woman who will be missed by many. She, along with George, set a great example of helping others in need. We will be praying for her entire family as they celebrate her life on Earth.
From:
Sara Van Blair
Quincy, IL
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I am so so sorry to hear of your loss of Florence. She was a wonderful lady and was really looking forward to get to know her and all of you! My heart breaks for you guys. Prayers and thoughts to you all. Let us know if there is anything I can do to help!
From:
Mark Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dale, Dee and Paul:

Your mom was an amazing person. Her desire to improve the lives of others inspired many people. I very sorry for your loss.
From:
Lisa and George Phillips
Butler, PA
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So Happy We got to meet Grandma...What a pleasant Lady.
May She Rest In Peace.
Our Sympathy to you all.
Lisa and George Phillips
From:
Linda Rose
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dee and family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She is finally at peace and in a better place.
I am so sorry but I won't be in town for the visitation but want you to know I am thinking of you and your family. God be with you.
From:
Denny and Mary Lynn Wiechert
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dee and family sorry for your loss! Thinking about you and sending thoughts and prayers your way
From:
Becky Albers
La Prairie, IL
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Dee,Dale, Paul and all your families I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing . She was an amazing lady. I loved here strong will. You all will be in my prayers!
From:
Greg Reis
Quincy, IL
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Florence was a great person. She was always a blessing to work with and was the best cream puff maker in town! Thoughts and prayers for you all.
From:
Larry & Mary Wand
Lincolnwood, IL
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Our heart felt condolences on the passing of Aunt Flossie. Warm thoughts and prayers for the entire family.