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Anton Grasch - Class Of 1942 VIEW PROFILE

Anton R. "Tony" Grasch


Grasch, Anton "Tony" R. Many years of Elm Grove and Brookfield. Died Peacefully on March 13, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Devoted husband for 56 years of the late Josephine Grasch. Loving father of Barbara (James) Barrett, the late Elizabeth Millewich, William Grasch (Richard Grunke), Mary Jo (Scot) Stark, Anthony (Holly) Grasch, Robert (Bridget) Grasch and Margaret (Mathew) Kraker. Proud grandfather of James (Karyn), Robert (Jennifer) Barrett, Brigid (Josh) Siebert, Geoffrey, Melissa Millewich, Jakob Stark, Nichole (Mark) Ellis, Megan (Nana) Agyeman, Anton, Andrew, Robert Grasch, Lauren, Joseph Kraker, and great grandchildren, Gabriella, William, Jack, Thomas, Caroline, Broderick, Cole, Maryemma, Emerson, Josephine, Savanah. Dear brother of the late Maryan (Francis) Matherne. Fond brother-in-law of the late Mary Jenko and the late Albina (Joseph) Krispinsky. Also lovingly survived by Paul Millewich, Richard Marquardt, nieces, nephews, many relatives and good friends. Visitation Sunday, March 19 at the Funeral home from 3 to 6 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Visitation Church, (1260 Church Street, Elm Grove, WI [corner of Juneau and Church Street]) Monday, March 20 at 11 AM. Followed by Gravesite Services at St. Mary's Cemetery, Elm Grove. Tony and his late wife always said "God's greatest gift was their children." They instilled in them a strong work ethic, appreciation for education and the importance of celebrating life with family. Tony believed in giving back to the community and supported many charities, American Field Service (AFS pizza drive), Elm Grove Kiwanis, Waukesha Special Olympics (Grasch Bratfest), Catholic Memorial HS Theatre, Kyles Korner, Thyme Out and Sharon Lynne Wilson Center For the Arts. He loved music especially the polka and in his retirement enjoyed golfing with family and friends. Founder of Grasch Foods Inc., retired in 1991, Founding Partner of the Village Bank of Elm Grove, member of St. Mary's of Visitation Church, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts of America 93 Troop. Recipient of Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for services in World War II as Medical Technician in the US Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe Command, 78th Infantry "Lightning" Division, 310 Infantry Regiment. Memorials to Special Olympics Wisconsin would be appreciated.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Mar. 15 to Mar. 19, 2017

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