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Jane Anne Graveen

November 15, 1924 — October 25, 2022

Wausau

Jane Ann Henrich Graveen finished her earthly journey Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at home with her family near her under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services.

Jane was born November 15, 1924, in Merrill, Wisconsin, to Elmer Henrich and Minnie (Kienbaum) Henrich, and was baptized December 14, 1924. She was confirmed April 2, 1939, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Merrill. She married Franklin Graveen May 2, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Merrill.

Jane grew up on a farm and embraced the earth, especially gardening. She was an outdoor gal, enjoying golfing, fishing, and hunting for many years. She also enjoyed a good game of Bridge. For 30 plus years, she maintained two vegetable gardens – one at her Wausau residence and one at the family cottage – with her husband, daughter, and their pets. She was a good cook and offered hospitality to others. Often her family and friends would enjoy homemade bakery or corn relish, something she learned from her mother.

As a young lady, Jane worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Company Inc, Merrill and made footwear for our military during World War II. She loved our U.S.A., was proud to fly our Star-Spangled Banner and was a true conservative. Jane also worked in retail at the Christian Bookstore and grocery retail with her husband. A satisfying part of her work was supporting our community’s youth. She believed in building up people, so they could be successful.

Over the years Jane was blessed and grateful to volunteer at her church. In 1970, the lead pastor, 3 other ladies and Jane organized the Altar Guild. At 97, she was still an active member. She also served on the Evangelism Ministry and was an active leader with the Welfare Workers Ladies Group. With love for music, Jane was a faithful Sanctuary Choir member for many years.

Jane is survived by her daughter, Dawn; sisters, Lucille Jarvi and Elmira (Jerry) Krause; sister-in-law Ruth Henrich; and many nieces and nephews.  Her husband, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2022  at 11:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. The Rev Timothy D Smith will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the church. Entombment will be in Memorial Chapel Mausoleum at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.

Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau, assisted the family with arrangements.

We remember her confirmation verse: “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

9:30 - 11:30am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church-LCMS

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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