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“We'll really miss you Bob.We always had fun taking the heavy loads down to the basement at St. Augustine's rummage sale and giving each other crap. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: KUPSKY FAMILY - CHILTON, WI

“"We will miss your Irish jokes...but before you try them out on our Lord and Savior, try them out on St. Patrick first!" With love, Doc and Rita...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Dr. and Rita Kobriger - Chilton, WI

“Our condolences to the family in their time of sorrow. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Sam & Linda Kopf - Chilton, WI

“Bob was a wonderful husband and father. I knew his sister very well, Sister Ann Patrick was my best friend and she always spoke very highly of her...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: sister mary Bodwin - Manitowoc, WI

“I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. I didn't get to know him very well, but I remember I liked him. My sympathies to you and your family....Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Many prayers and sympathy are sent to the entire family during this difficult time of loss and sorrow. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kambi Deuel - San Antonio, TX

“Dear Joe & Family: My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Your father was a wonderful individual. Sincerely, Jamie Rozman Classmate...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Jamie Rozman - Chilton, WI

“My memories of Bob are of him serving his church community, both at St. Augustine's Catholic Church and at Good Shepherd Parish in Chilton. Bob was a...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Patricia Levknecht - Chilton, WI

“So sorry for your loss. You and the family will be in our prayers during these trying times. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Jerome and Carolyn Houthoofd - MI

“Dear Marion and Family. Our sympathy to you all, I know you will have many memories of Bob that will see you through this difficult time. Be...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Dean and Alice Connors - Chilton, WI

“Our Deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless you with many memories of Mr. Graney that will last a life time! ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Steven and Jamie Tammariello - NY

“My condolences to the Graney family. Bob was a very conscientious Election Inspector for the Town of Rantoul. He and Marion were always willing to...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Schwartz

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Graney family at this time. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: The Laats Family

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all, it was a pleasure getting to meet Bob and all of you!! ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: april - RN

“My Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Graney family. Bob and Marian have always been a wonderful example of a what makes a good Christian...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy (Kampfer) Tasch - WI

“My condolences to the entire Graney family. I was fortunate to teach with Sister Ann Patrick Graney at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Ed Rollmann


Robert J. "Bob" Graney, age 86, of Chilton, died on December 13, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born October 4, 1926 in the Town of Rantoul, son of the late William & Lena (Bodart) Graney. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII; during his overseas service, he had served on Okinawa. He married Marian Neuber on May 20, 1953 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. He farmed his entire life in the Town of Rantoul where he raised dairy and chickens for eggs. Along with his wife and children, they would pick pickles out of their large cucumber patch to raise funds for school supplies. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was an active member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, formerly St. Augustine Parish, where he served on Parish Council, volunteered time as an usher, server, and anywhere else he could lend his talents. Bob was an individual who was very proud of his Irish heritage and made sure to keep his priorities straight: Faith, Family, and Work. He loved to read, enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, and studied WWII history. He was known well for his stories; he always had a captivating way of sharing a moment in time or a new quick joke he had picked up. Bob was very resourceful and inventive; he would be able to fix any problem presented and used only what was available to him at the time. He was truly a Mr. Fix-It. Bob was also known to never act his age; he became giddy when he could give someone a tractor ride, or he would be found riding the go-kart too fast around corners, and at the age of 76, he replaced the roof on his barn by himself. He is a man who will be missed dearly by his family, his church, and his friends. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marian; his children: Ann (Tom) Schwalenberg of Waupaca, Laura Graney of Sheboygan, Joe (Dawn) Graney of Vestal, NY, Geralyn (Tod) Graves of Appleton, Jean (Joe) Kasper of Chilton, Sara (Mark) VanFrachen of Appleton; 11 grandchildren: Dannelle (Todd) Jacobs, Nicole (Dan) Abramovich, Katie (Heath) Budzis, Matt Schwalenberg, Brent Schwalenberg, Michael Graves, Jonathan Graves, Jessica (Paul) Logan, Josh Kasper, Justin (Roberta) Kasper, Jordan Kasper; and 4 great-grandchildren: Emma & Hailey Jacobs, and Ivan & Nickolas Abramovich. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 7 siblings. Funeral service will be at 11:30 am on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with the Rev. Bob Kollath officiating. Burial will be in the St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 and on Thursday at the church from 10:00 am until 11:15 am. Prayer services will begin Wednesday evening at the funeral home at 7:00 pm. Memorials given in the name of Robert J. "Bob" Graney are appreciated.