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Grace P. Willey

March 29, 1927 — July 4, 2024

Kaukauna

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Grace Priscilla Willey, age 97 of Kaukauna, WI passed on July 4, 2024 at Country Villa Assisted Living, Little Chute. She was born on March 29,1927 to the late Edwin and Marion Nimmer. Grace married Orville Willey in 1949. Orville preceded her in death in 1971. She worked at Hartjes/Walsh Insurance Agency for 46 years. 

Grace enjoyed many years of traveling to all parts of the world. She also did many trips with her bowling team. One of her best trips was to Ireland to visit her lifelong pen pal and they continue to keep in touch. She loved to volunteer throughout the community. In 2009 received the lifetime achievement award from the Kaukauna Service organization. She also enjoyed volunteering at 1000 Islands Environmental Center and Holy Cross Parish. Grace will be remembered for her cookies, homemade pickles, and rhubarb cake. Her cake recipe has been shared with many people. 

Grace is preceded in death by her parents; her spouse; and her two siblings, Kenneth Nimmer and Jean Schumann. 

Grace is survived by her nieces, Lori (Bruce) Meyerhofer, Pam Droster, Robin Schuler, and Mary Sue (Rafik) Itani; her nephew, Lee (Zola) Nimmer; and many great nieces and nephews. 

A funeral visitation will be held from 10-11 AM on Friday, July 12, 2024 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer St, Kaukauna, WI 54130 with a mass to follow at 11 AM. Grace will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Kaukauna following the service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the 1000 Island Environmental Center would be appreciated. 

Grace’s family wishes to thank the staff of Country Villa Assisted Living Little Chute and Moments Hospice for their love, care, and support. 

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Visitation

Friday, July 12, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church

309 Desnoyer St, Kaukauna, WI 54130

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Mass

Friday, July 12, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church

309 Desnoyer St, Kaukauna, WI 54130

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Burial

Holy Cross Cemetery - Kaukauna

1298 Desnoyer St, Kaukauna, WI 54130

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