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Douglas Grade

February 25, 1935 — July 8, 2024

Douglas E. Grade, age 89, of Neillsville, WI, died on Monday, July 8, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family.

Douglas Eugene Grade was born on February 25, 1935 in Granton, WI the son of Clifford and Mildred (Hanke) Grade. He was united in marriage to Frances Dyer on August 9, 1949 in Beloit, WI. Doug worked several years at Greenlease in Rockford, WI as a machinist. They eventually moved to central Wisconsin. Douglas loved fishing and watching Nascar but his family was his world.

He is survived by 5 children; Cindy (John) Dammann of Marshfield, Linda Grade of Neillsville, Douglas (Lilibeth) Grade of Madison, AL, Judy (George) Crothers of Neillsville and Steven (Cheryl) Grade of Fond du Lac, WI, 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, wife Frances in 2011, and a grandson, Tyler.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2024 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the Town of Lynn Cemetery.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Douglas's family with Funeral arrangements.

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