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In Memory of Vera M. Grant

Gathering of Family and Friends

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday January 6, 2022
Trinity Lutheran Church
1250 Broadway ST
Hammond Wisconsin, 54015

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday January 6, 2022
Trinity Lutheran Church
1250 Broadway ST
Hammond Wisconsin, 54015

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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    • I first met Vera on my trip to the United States several years ago and had the privilege to see her when I went back for more visits from Thailand. Heather’s aunt Susie and I would be invited to the gatherings at their house often. There the guests sat around and talked and Vera would include me in the conversation skillfully when she saw me sitting quietly because English wasn’t my native tongue. I was really grateful to her and really appreciate her caring gesture. Rest In Peace Vera. I miss your happy smile and laughter. ❤️ Lakana

    • When you think of Vera, you’re guaranteed to smile. You could count on her to lift your spirits and make you laugh. She probably had a record number of Facebook followers because so many of us looked forward to reading her amusing, self-deprecating daily comments. She selflessly visited relatives, friends, and neighbors in the nursing home, brightening people’s lives. We are all better people from having known her. God bless you, Vera.

    • To Vera’s family:

      She truly was an amazing person and I was so glad I knew her. I loved her sense of humor and caring ways. She will not be forgotten. I was a classmate and remember going to the farm overnight as a child. She certainly had inherited her Mom’s spunk and talents! Loved it when she joined us for coffee in our retirement years!! I will miss her morning posts-a great way to begin my day! I always told her she should write a book.

      I so want to come to the funeral to honor her but am going to decline because of Covid/Omicron concerns. I am one of those immuno-compromised older people!

      Praying for all of you. RIP Vera as you are reunited with Charlie and all you love. With sympathy to all. Jean Scholl

    • Vera was such a wonderful lady. Always had a smile & loved to laugh. She was Charlie’s “right hand”. They were a amazing couple. I’m very happy they are together forever. Peace, dear lady! And thanks for being a great example of what life is about. Caring for others, family & having FUN! I’m lucky to have crossed paths with her.

    • Dear Marla, Charlie, Holly, and Family,
      We were so very sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a character, full of Life, Fun, & Love! We have such Great memories of Vera and Mom…
      Two wild & crazy gals! Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. We’ll all miss Vera so much, such a Great friend & neighbor!
      Thanks for the memories Vera!❤️
      Our Love & Sympathy,
      Lori & Greg, and The Loney Crew