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Paul F. Grawey

December 22, 1921 June 1, 2007
Paul F. Grawey
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PEORIA-Paul F. Grawey, 85 of Peoria, passed away at 11:49 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2007 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born on December 22, 1921 in Peoria to William F. and Bertha Wolkenstein Grawey. He married Agnes E. Nader on May 1, 1943 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Fred (Jody) Grawey of San Diego, CA; three daughters, Joan (John) Varda, Jeanna (Richard) Knowles and Patricia (Steven) Schneckenburger all of Peoria; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Haberkorn and Martha Groper both of Peoria; and two brothers, Leo Grawey of Lacon and Walter (Lorraine) Grawey of Morton. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Paul was a Machinist at his family owned Peoria Auto Parts for 18 years, owner of Peoria Metallizing for 10 years, last working at Hiram Walker for 14 years, retiring in October 1981. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and Men’s Club in Peoria Heights. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Thomas Church with Msgr. William Watson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Church Building Fund or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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