Alice Graumann, Janesville, WI (1923 - 2014)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

January 2, 1923 - February 18, 2014

Alice Graumann, age 91, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Monroe, WI, after a long decline into Alzheimer's. She was born on Jan. 2, 1923, in Rembowo, Germany, which is now Poland. She is the daughter of the late Andreas and Olga (Makus) Radzak. On Dec. 27, 1944, she married Edward Otto Graumann in Schlüsselsee, Germany. He predeceased her on Dec. 17, 2000. Alice was a member of Janesville Church of Christ for many years.

Alice was the only member of her family to emigrate from Germany in 1952, to the United States. She lived in Buffalo, NY, until moving to the Janesville area, with her husband and two daughters in 1957. She was the last surviving sibling in a family of six children. Alice and her husband were known for their large garden and the berries they sold to local grocery stores and restaurants. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Alice is survived by her two daughters, W. Alice (Jens) Graumann-André of Hemmingen, Germany, and her two daughters, Alexandra Graumann of Madison, WI, and Lauren Graumann of Hannover, Germany; and Helene Graumann of Janesville, and her daughter, Amanda (Matt Weberg) Graumann of Grand Marais, MN. She is further survived by her sister-in-law: Ursula Radzak of Leipzig, Germany; many nieces, nephews and other relatives who live in Germany and Poland. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Marie and four brothers: Emil, Waldamar, Otto and Richard.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES followed by a luncheon at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Alice's name to the Janesville Church of Christ.

Whitcomb - Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services

21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444


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