After the war he lived with his oldest brother and family in California while studying music at the University of Southern California. Homesick for Racine, he returned here, continued his study at the Chicago Musical College where he received a Bachelor of Music degree, and then began teaching piano.
Grant was a co-founder of the Racine Music Teachers Association. For nearly 60 years he was the organist and pianist at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Racine. He continued active teaching until his retirement in 2007 when he moved into the Home Harbor Assisted Living Facility on Ohio Ave. Later, due to failing health, he moved to the Ridgewood Care Center.
Grant leaves behind two nephews, two great-nieces and a great-great-nephew in California, as well as his friends and many former students in Racine.
Memorials may be sent to the Music and More Concert Series at the First Presbyterian Church. A memorial gathering will be scheduled at a future date with interment at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover.
The Malme family would like to acknowledge the staff of the Ridgewood Care Center for their compassionate and caring attention of their uncle and for the many long-distance telephone updates.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine, WI (262) 634-7888