Obit: Grade, Frances Clara #2 (1936 - 2011)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Grade, Burndt, Dyer, Dammann, Custer, Crothers, Hawn, Camacho


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 5, 2011


Grade, Frances Clara (30 May 1936 - 2 January 2011)


Frances C. Grade, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville.


Frances Clara Grade was born May 30, 1936, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Robert and Vernie (Burndt) Dyer. She was united in marriage to Douglas Grade Aug. 9, 1949, in Beloit. She worked at Headstart in Neillsville, as a secretary for Anywear in Neillsville and a unit clerk at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.


Frances was a very loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to scrapbook, collect Elvis memorabilia and Facebook.  She often volunteered at The Highground, at Tufts’ Mansion and the Community Clothing Store in Neillsville.


She is survived by her husband, Douglas; five children, Cindy (John) Dammann of Greenwood, Linda (Larry) Custer of Stratford, Douglas Grade of Ozark, AL, Judy (George) Crothers of Neillsville and Steven (Cheryl) Grade of Fond du Lac; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, dale )Pam) Dyer of Teresa and Fred (Phylis) Hawn of Sun City, AZ; and sisters.


She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Tyler and a niece, Tabitha.


A memorial service for Frances will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Gesche Funeral home in Neillsville.  Pastor Armando Camacho will officiate.  Interment will be in the Town of Lynn Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gesche Funeral home.


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The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Frances’ family with funeral arrangements.



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