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Norbert Grawe

Visitation:
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri, with a prayer service being held at 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Service:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Father Russell Judge.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Troy Brown, Tim Brown, Gene Grawe, Roy Grawe, Tony Grawe and Robert Morris.

Norbert Grawe passed away unexpectedly at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Norbert was a lifelong Pike County resident and attended area schools near Ashley. He farmed near Curryville and when his country called, he joined the U. S. Navy and fought during World War II in the Pacific Theatre on the battleship, USS Pennsylvania. In October 2010, Norbert was one of the honorees on a Veterans Flight to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. After returning home from the service, he and Wilma married and they owned a farm south of Curryville. Norbert also began working in the machine shop at Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia. He worked at Harbison Walker for over 30 years, retiring in 1983. Norbert continued to farm and was a faithful member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for many years.

Born: May 7, 1921 near Ashley, Missouri the son of Joseph and Ceile (Kamler) Grawe.

Married: Wilma Lee Doyle in Vandalia on May 1, 1952.

Survivors include: wife, Wilma of rural Curryville; one sister, Pauline Harris of Wellsville; niece, Karen and husband, Dave Wilkinson of Mexico, Missouri; also survived by several other nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers, Harold J. Grawe and Elmer Grawe.

Memorials are encouraged to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia or to the donor's choice.


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