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Gladys J (Reese) Grashel

April 26, 1938 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 80)


Gladys Jane Grashel, 80, of Harvard, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Javon Bae Hospital in Rockford, IL, from injuries received from a car accident.

She was born April 26, 1938, in Harvard, IL to John and Edna (Pockrandt) Reese.  Gladys married Howard C. Grashel on October 18, 1958, in Harvard, IL. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1985.

Gladys enjoyed gardening and loved cooking and canning. Gladys enjoyed riding around on her scooter site seeing. Gladys will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children Jeffrey, Gloria (Dale) Wuttke, Bradley, Rodney, Julia Grashel- Kirby, Donald (Stacy) Grashel, and Kimberly (Brian) Noe; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings Paul Reese, Alice Brennecka, Trudy Walter, and Nancy Firn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St. Harvard, IL 60033. Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday, March 14 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Big Foot Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

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March 13, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home
107 W. Sumner St.
Harvard, IL 60033

Funeral Service
March 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home
107 W. Sumner St.
Harvard, IL 60033


American Heart Association
3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago IL 60674

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