1922 Grace 2017

Grace V. Hanby

September 22, 1922 — September 8, 2017

Grace V. (Nagan) Hanby, age 94, of Kaukauna passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at The Gardens of Fountain Way in Menasha. Grace was born on September 22, 1922 in Kaukauna to Alphonse and Bertha (Rademacher) Nagan. She was united in marriage to Sylvester Hanby on August 16, 1941. He preceded her in death on August 12, 1998. Grace worked at Combined Locks paper mill from 1965 until her retirement in 1984. In her earlier days she worked at Kaukauna Klub and for attorney Emmet Rohan in Kaukauna. Grace loved bowling and belonged to many leagues. She also liked golfing, going out to eat and watching the Green Bay Packers. She enjoyed going to the casino with her friends Lorraine and Ginny. In her retirement Grace worked at the YMCA where she loved making new friends. Grace was a vivacious and outgoing person and loved a good joke and having fun.

Grace is survived by her sons: Thomas (Mary) Hanby and Scott Hanby; her daughters: Lynn Miller (Dennis Sonnleitner) and Susan Jeske (Neil Clark); her “other daughter”: Barbara (Dennis) Dietzen; her grandchildren: Thomas (Sheila) Hanby Jr., Mark Miller, Jami (Michelle) Jeske, Josh (Traci Schad) Jeske and Sandra Hanby; her great-grandchildren: Cody Hanby, Brennan Gilson, Lauren Jeske, Hanna Hutchison, Allyson and Aiden Jeske; a brother: David Nagan; and a sister-in-law: DeDe Yankoski. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews and great friends. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Carol (Joseph) Skibba, brothers: Mark (Marie) Nagan, Paul (Eileen) Nagan, Eugene (Dorothy) Nagan and Robert (Dete) Nagan.

The funeral liturgy for Grace will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday September 27, 2017 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish – St. Mary’s Church, 119 West 7th Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Carl Meulemans officiating, assisted by Dean Steve Vande Hey. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the time of the mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

The family wishes to thank all the caregivers at The Gardens of Fountain Way for the excellent care given to our mother while she was a resident there; to Julie who is the most wonderful RN and angel and to all the great people who took care of mom from Heartland Hospice especially Christina and Christine; to Dr. Jennifer Schoening for the great care given to mom throughout the years; to Lori for always seeing that mom looked beautiful and to Jane for making her house look the same when mom was at home; and to her nieces Mary (Skibba) Keup and Carol Joan (Skibba) Daniel for all their beautiful cards.

Mom we will miss you, we love you. Now you are home with your Savior and dad.

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