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William M. Grace 1936-2012

June 26, 2012
Emmetsburg News

A Mass of Christian Burial for William M. Grace was held Monday, June 25, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Clem Currans was the celebrant.

Inurnment was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

William M. Grace arrived on Jan. 4, in the winter of 1936, at the home of Andy and Marie (Walsh) Grace in rural Emmetsburg. He attended St. Mary's and Emmetsburg Catholic Schools, graduating in 1955.

After four years in the Marine Corp he attended Airline School in Minneapolis. After completing his education, Bill moved to Chicago and began working for Continental Airline. He retired from Continental Airline in Chicago after 25 years.

After his retirement, Bill returned to Emmetsburg where he made his home on his family farm. When his health failed he moved to Altoona to be near his brother, Bob and his family.

Bill passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 in Altoona, at the age of 76.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 1988 and his father in 1966.

He is survived by a brother, Robert (Pat) Grace of Altoona; sister, Margaret Grace of Florida; a niece; nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

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