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Mae Hvistendahl Gray age 92 passed away at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau, WI on Sunday March, 16, 2014.
She was born on December 30, 1921 in Ashland, WI to the late Jesse and John Hvistendahl. She married Robert F. Gray on November 21, 1942 in Abilene, TX, and there they began their family. Shortly after World War II ended they returned to Ashland, WI, where the family continued to grow. They moved to Wausau in 1961.
Mae was preceded in death by her husband Robert of 64 Years, and her son Jon Jordan Gray.
Mae is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara Torrey of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Diane (Rick) Farrell of Ramsey, MN; and her son, Gary (Ruth) Gray of Hatley, WI; 12
grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday March 20, 2014 at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau. Rev. Jess Wakefield of Covenant Community Presbyterian Church will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Private burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Mae was a special gift that brought love and joy to all the lives that she touched. She will be dearly missed.
Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com
Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center
522 Adams Street
Wausau, WI 54403
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Mar. 18, 2014