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Marie Grant, 86

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Marie Grant, age 86, of Elmwood, Wis., died Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home.

Marie was born Aug. 29, 1927, at Plum City, Wis., to Alton and Iva (McGlothlin) Webb. She graduated from Elmwood High School and continued her education by attending college and receiving her teaching certificate. She taught elementary school for a number of years. Marie later worked as a C.N.A. for many years.

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Marie was married to Gerald Schwede, William Sperstad and later married Robert Grant. She loved to travel and lived in Alaska where she worked as a cook. She loved to walk in the woods and find flowers and explore. She was a great cook and loved to tell her kids about the new recipes that she would try to make. She always tried to make everyone feel happy and loved. Marie loved kids and her home was always the place that the kids would come to play at. She loved animals and enjoyed the pet therapy visits at the Nursing Home.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands; an infant son David; sisters Violet Johnson, Lavinna Kelley, Zella Webb, and Muriel Cassidy; and brothers Pliny Webb, and William 'Willie' Webb.

Survivors include her children: Mary Schwede of Bloomington, Minn.; Doug Schwede of Wyoming; Dennis (Chris) Schwede of Spring Valley; Barb (Bennie) Helgeson of Spring Valley and William Sperstad of Nevada; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Funeral for Marie was on Friday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spring Valley, with Fr. Kevin Louis and Deacon Kevin Ray officiating. Visitation was Friday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley, Wis.

Pallbearers were Chauncey Helgeson, Torrence Schwede, Chris Schwede, Isaac Sperstad, Ben Helgeson, and Dennis Schwede.

Keehr Funeral Home (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) handled arrangements.

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