In memory of
Ronald E. Grawey
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In memory of
Ronald E. Grawey
GALESBURG - Ronald E. Grawey, 72, Galesburg, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Galesburg, the son of John J. and Mary C. (Roche) Grawey. He graduated from Costa High School in 1965 and later attended Carl Sandburg College and the University of Illinois. He married Debbie West on Feb. 25, 1972, in Galesburg. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2006. He is survived by three children, Melissa (Sandi) Johnson of Georgia, Jason Grawey of Georgia and Ross (Tina) Johnson of Moline; two sisters Winnie Tuszynski and Janet (Richard) Vanfleet, and one brother Jim Grawey, all of Galesburg; one uncle, Jozef Tummers of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ron was lovingly cared for at home by his family throughout his illness. He enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend with all of his kids home before he passed away with his daughter Missy at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a kind, caring man who easily made friends and kept them forever. He left everyone he met with a smile. His dad was his hero and he lived his life trying to emulate him. His dedication to his job was unsurpassed. Ron farmed for 40-plus years for Inness Farms and drove a semi for eight years. He was a member of the Galesburg Elks Lodge #894 and the Midwest Oliver Tractor Association. He had a passion for his antique Oliver tractors he collected through the years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was of Catholic faith. Cremation was accorded. A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg. Fellowship will follow the service at The Elks, 1640 N. Henderson St., Galesburg. Memorial contributions may be left to the family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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In memory of
Ronald E. Grawey
GALESBURG - Ronald E. Grawey, 72, Galesburg, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Galesburg, the son of John J. and Mary C. (Roche) Grawey. He graduated from Costa High School in 1965 and later attended Carl Sandburg College and the University of Illinois. He married Debbie West on Feb. 25, 1972, in Galesburg. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2006. He is survived by three children, Melissa (Sandi) Johnson of Georgia, Jason Grawey of Georgia and Ross (Tina) Johnson of Moline; two sisters Winnie Tuszynski and Janet (Richard) Vanfleet, and one brother Jim Grawey, all of Galesburg; one uncle, Jozef Tummers of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ron was lovingly cared for at home by his family throughout his illness. He enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend with all of his kids home before he passed away with his daughter Missy at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a kind, caring man who easily made friends and kept them forever. He left everyone he met with a smile. His dad was his hero and he lived his life trying to emulate him. His dedication to his job was unsurpassed. Ron farmed for 40-plus years for Inness Farms and drove a semi for eight years. He was a member of the Galesburg Elks Lodge #894 and the Midwest Oliver Tractor Association. He had a passion for his antique Oliver tractors he collected through the years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was of Catholic faith. Cremation was accorded. A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg. Fellowship will follow the service at The Elks, 1640 N. Henderson St., Galesburg. Memorial contributions may be left to the family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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Knoxville, IL 61448
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