Obit: Grassman, John F. (1917 - 1998)

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Surnames: Grassman, Speiser, Dahlke, Lamb, Dahl, Kogler, Gibbons, Nitschke, Hillert, Hales, Winter, Ganter, Kurth, Reno, Winn

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 25 March 1998

-Grassman, John F. (27 Aug. 1917 - 17 March 1998)

John F. Grassman, age 80, of W1934 U. S. Hwy 10, Granton, Wis., died at 10:30 a.m., March 17, 1998 at Neillsville Memorial Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held Friday at Zion American Lutheran Church, Granton, with the Rev. Jerry Lamb officiating. Music was provided by Margie Dahl, organist, and Keith Kogler and Joan Gibbons, soloists. Pallbearers were member of the Dartball team: Roger Nitschke, David Hillert, Bert Hales, Kevin Winter, Bill Ganther, and Mike Kurth. Burial was in Lynn Cemetery -- Town of Lynn. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., on Thursday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville.

John was born Aug. 27, 1917, to Arthur and Olga (Speiser) Grassman in the Town of Lynn. He married Dorothy I. Dahlke on June 7, 1937 in the Town of Lynn. He was employed for 20 years as a licensed Cheesemaker for Lynn Dairy, drove tanker truck for Northwest Oil, Marshfield, and was a 17 year employee of Weyerhaeuser, of Marshfield.

He was a member of the Zion American Lutheran Church, Granton and it’s Dartball team.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Granton; one daughter, Connie Reno, Granton; 3 grandchildren: John Edward Reno, Seattle, Wash., Joshua Arthur (Megan) Reno, Salida, Colo., Joy Marie Reno, Woodland Park, Colo.; 1 great-granddaughter, Morgan Reno; 1 sister, Leolene (Don) Winn., Wis. Rapids. He was predeceased by 2 brothers: Rudy and Roy Grassman.

Memorials may be designated to Alzheimers Research.



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