THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Harold A. Grandaw
Harold Anthony Grandaw, age 72, of Peshtigo passed away on April 14, 2014 after a 2 year battle with cancer.
He was born on April 7, 1942 to Anthony and Mary (Baye) Grandaw in Racine. He moved to Dunbar as a child and graduated from Pembine High School in 1961. He married Darlene (Cookie) Hipke in 1964 in Wausaukee. Harold worked for Ansul for many years retiring in 2000.
He enjoyed playing hardball for the Peshtigo Indians in the Wishigan league for many years and coaching his daughters on various women's softball teams. He also enjoyed deer hunting with his brothers on the family property in Dunbar, hunting trips out west with Cookie, going to his cabin, and watching his grandchildren's sporting events. Harold and Cookie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 8th of this year.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Darlene (Cookie), his daughter Dawn (Tom) Topper of Stephenson, MI, and daughter Desiree' (Mike) Motiff of Little Suamico. His grandchildren include Justin, Janessa and Jenae Schaut of Coleman, Cole and Morgan Motiff of Little Suamico, and step grandchildren Tayler and Trevor Topper of Stephenson. He is also survived by his brothers Archie (Nancy) of Luxemburg WI, Mark of Dunbar, Charles (Mary) of Coleman, Michael (Susan) Grandaw of Pembine, sister Shirley (Arold) Ninneman of Florence, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister in law Lois Grandaw, and sister Monica McNamara. He will be forever missed by his dog Tripod, cat Askum, and his good friends, Harold Albright, Eugene Frank & family, and all the cabin friends up north.
There will be no memorial service per Harold's wishes, and he will be cremated. A special thanks to Unity Hospice for their excellent care, and Dr. Nancy Davis and Carrie Condon of VLCC at Aurora Green Bay. Online condolences may be expressed at www.messarfuneralhome.com Messar-Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.