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John Grigg


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John Grigg Obituary
John Leslie Grigg, age 72, of Antioch, Illinois, passed away on March 9, 2014 following a short illness at LakeView Specialty Hospital and Rehab, Waterford, Wisconsin. He was born July 21, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Lillian and Leslie R. Grigg. He graduated from Jefferson High School, Cedar Rapids in 1959 and was a 1965 graduate of the University of Iowa. He was a diehard fan of the Hawkeyes and lived his life according to the following, "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting holy shit ¿.. what a ride!" He married Margitta Burkamp on May 20, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He worked for FMC Corporation for 17 years in Cedar Rapids, New York City and 8 years in Milan, Italy, at that time his business took him all over the world. Returning to the USA, He moved to Antioch, and worked for Hill and Stone Insurance Agency until his retirement in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Margitta, and dog, "Cody", his sister, Priscilla (Vernon) Brickley, Dixon, Illinois, nephew, Grant Leslie Brickley, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, niece, Lisa Kay Fink, Chadwick, Illinois, Great nieces, Kalrissa (Matthew) Taylor, Alexandra and Madeline Fink and the most wonderful neighbors in the world. A memorial service will be held on April 26 11:00 AM in Dixon, Illinois at the First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were made by Jones Funeral Home, Dixon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial to the has been established. Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 19, 2014
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