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Joan R. Grieser

August 29, 1929 ~ March 8, 2019 (age 89)

Joan R. Grieser, 89, of Germantown Hills, IL, formerly of Canton, IL and Bedford, TX, passed away at 7:00 am on Friday, March 8, 2019 at her residence.  She was born on August 29, 1929 in Canton, IL to Robert and Helen (Rose) McLaren.  She married David Grieser.  He passed away in 1995.

Surviving are her daughter Kathy (Eric) Franz of Goodfield, IL; son Mike (Judy) Woods of Haslet, TX; four beloved grandsons Brian Franz, Zach (Allison) Franz, Nick Franz, and Michael Woods and granddaughter Tricia (Paul) Mendez; and great-granddaughters Lily Franz, Nora Franz, and Sydney Williams.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and dancing partner and best friend Jack Schupp.

Joan was a histology technician working at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas and also at Harris Methodist, HEB in Bedford, Texas.  She enjoyed dancing, shopping, and cooking and loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Children’s Hospital of Illinois, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637.  Online condolences at


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