Vera M. Grant

Vera M. Grant, age 77, of Hammond, WI, passed away on January 2, 2022 at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, WI, surrounded by her children.

Vera was born on October 2, 1944 in Hudson, WI to Milo and Elizabeth (Lewis) Wilcoxson. She graduated from Hudson High School and later went on to cosmetology school.

She was united in marriage to Charles Grant on September 23, 1967, and the two were blessed with three children: Marla, Charlie and Holly

She served as undersheriff and cooked at the St Croix County jail, before taking a position at St. Croix Central school district, where she worked as a cook and teachers aide for many years. When not working or caring for her family, she dedicated much of her time to volunteering at the nursing home or taking part in many of the church’s activities. She was also a big advocate for the ADRC and served on their board.  She relished in time spent going out to eat and rekindling friendships with her high school classmates during their Thursday morning bagels and coffee meet-ups. She was fond of her time as Grand Marshall at the Hammond parade, enjoyed playing scrabble and watching the wildlife around her place.

Above everything, family and friends were most important to her, as she loved caring for others and making people happy.  She always brought a smile to peoples’ faces from her daily Facebook posts on the things happening in her world that day and sharing her mother’s poems and articles she wrote for a local newspaper.  Vera was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her children: Marla (Carl) Burton, Charlie (Heather) Grant, and Holly (Brian) Monroe; grandchildren: Kendrick Lalley, Garrett (Kendra) Lalley, Alex (fiancée Katie Hanson) Grant, Cassandra Grant, Joseph Grant, and Danny (Bailey) Holsapple; great-grandson, DJ Holsapple; brothers, Neil (Mary) Wilcoxson and Paul Wilcoxson; brother-in-law, Dennis Nelson; sister-in-law, Donna Wilcoxson; along with many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles; parents, Milo Wilcoxson and Beth Linehan; sister, Faye Nelson; brother, Clair Wilcoxson; sister-in-law Mary Jo Wilcoxson; and sister-in-law, Arlyss Wilcoxson.

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1250 Broadway St., Hammond, WI, with a Memorial Service to follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Vera’s service will be livestreamed – click HERE to view her livestream.

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