Friday, April 20, 2012

Richard P. Granger

Richard P. Granger, age 81, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Kindred Hospital, Greenfield, WI. Richard was born in Racine on June 21, 1930, son of the late Robert C. and Margaret A. (Nee: Phillip) Granger.

He was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1948.” Richard proudly served in the United States Navy as Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class. On August 25, 1951, at St. Edward Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Sally A. Steiner.

Richard was employed by S.C. Johnson Wax for thirty-four years, retiring in 1988. He was past president of the Retarded Children’s Association and served as Caledonia Town Supervisor for four years.

Richard served on numerous committees through Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Churches. For many years during the holiday season he was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. Richard enjoyed golfing and bowling and was a huge Brewer and Packer fan. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty years, Sally; his children, RaeAnn (Daniel) Eeg, Robert P. Granger, Margaret (Gary) Bednar, all of Racine, Anne (James) Hayden of Menomonee Falls; seven grandchildren, Hillarie (Tom) White, Tobias (Kelley) Eeg, Caleb (Sara) Eeg, Richelle (Phil) Anderson, Molly Bednar, Keeley and James Hayden; three great-grandchildren, Carsen, Cameron and Carter Eeg; sister and brother, Patricia (Dick) Conner, John (Sandy) Granger; his loving Pfeiffer family, sister-in-law, J. Carol Douglass, Kathy (Neil) Anderson, Joyce Granger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son in 1988, Jeffery C. Granger; brothers, Bob and Tom; and sisters, Mary, Dorothy, Helen and Jean.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church, 7605 Lakeshore Drive, with Rev. Stephen J. Stradinger officiating. Private interment with full military honors will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 4 p.m. until time of Mass at 6 p.m. Memorials to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

Richard’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the caregivers at Wheaton Franciscan and Kindred Hospitals and for their loving and compassionate care.

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