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Juli Plant Grainger, 87, after an extended illness, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Balmoral Care Center in Lake Forest. Juli was born in Chicago, the only child of Edward and Mildred Plant. Juli's father, a Certified Public Accountant working mainly with nationwide railroad companies, passed away in 1950 at age 51. Juli's mother, widowed early, played an important part in the family, ...traveled extensively...passing away in 1997 at age 94. Beloved wife of 64 years of college sweetheart David W. Grainger; loving mother of Susan L. Grainger, Thomas P. (Elizabeth) Grainger, and Nancy K. (Michael) Burgermeister; and grandmother of James T., Kristen E. and Lauren L. Grainger; and Scott M.W. Burgermeister. Juli graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in June 1948 with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Economics. Lovely, loving, considerate, fair and fun, Juli had many, many interests and talents; antiques, folk art, cooking, decorating, entertaining, golf, snow and water skiing, swimming, philanthropy, travel and more. Juli was active over the years as a Trustee, as a Board Member, and/or on the Women's Board of the Art Institute, The Field Museum, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rush University Medical Center, Colonial Williamsburg, and the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms Fine Arts Committee. Juli played an important role in philanthropy in a number of major projects as an officer of the The Grainger Foundation of Lake Forest. Juli was an important partner with David in his career at W.W. Grainger, Inc., a family business founded in 1927. They traveled extensively, and enjoyed vacation homes in Pebble Beach, CA and Frankfort, MI. Memorial services will be private with the family. Arrangements by N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home 847-998-1020.

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Feb. 19 to Feb. 23, 2014.
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July 8, 2014
Virgil Cauthen sends his regrets. I remember all the wonderful times we had together with Dave and Carol.
Jill Edwards
April 25, 2014
we were in california for the winter, and didn't know of julie's death, david. my wife had surgery earlier this week at rush, in the grainger surgical center. i assume that's one of the many gifts your family gave to all of the rest of us. e-mailed tom ragle, who did not know; neither of ushas tour e-mail address. so this is our wayof acknowledging your 60 yeras of mutual devotion

harvey t . lyon '45
March 6, 2014
The picture of Julie is very similar of how I remember her at dinners and golf..........she always made you feel so welcomed and liked..........what a loss to her family and friends.......but in a far better place.................................

Love to you and your family. Ruthanne gerber(randahl). Greenville,sc
March 4, 2014
Mr. Grainger,

I am so sorry for your loss.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless
Linda Jayne
February 27, 2014
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Kenny and Janice Johnson
February 27, 2014
David and Tom,

So sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed meeting Juli at Tom and Betsy's wedding in California and in our home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Grainger family. Julie & Justin Wilson
Julie & Justin Wilson
February 27, 2014
David -- I am so sorry for your loss.

Bob Gideon
February 25, 2014
David, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
Dennis Nugent
February 24, 2014
Dave & Family,
So very sorry about Juli's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

John & Bettie Slayton
John & Bettie Slayton
February 23, 2014
Dear Mr Grainger, Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family on the loss of your special and dear wife. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Ilesanmi & Patience Adesida
February 23, 2014
Dear Mr. Grainger & Family,
Sending special thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Juli was a lovely woman, who many of us had the pleasure of meeting at Grainger events. She certainly did live a rich and full life. May your family relish the many memories and moments you all were able to share during her lifetime.
Ann Demand
February 21, 2014
Mr G,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Goodbye to a truly beautiful lady.
Ron and Loretta Drugon
February 21, 2014
Dear David Grainger:

You truly have my deepest condolences on the loss of your life partner. I sincerely hope that your memories of all the good times you had together sustain you, both now and in the days to come.

James E Schultz
W.W.Grainger, Inc Retired
James Schultz
February 21, 2014
February 20, 2014
To the Grainger family so sorry for your loss,take comfort in knowing that God will help you through this difficult time.
February 20, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dennis Myszka
February 20, 2014
Dave, I wish to extend my condolences for your loss.She is at peace after a long illness. Bob Wiggins
Bob Wiggins
February 20, 2014
Dear David,
Please accept my deepest condolences. May the memories of love and a life well-lived become like rays of sunshine that can pierce your sorrow and sustain you through the trembling sadness of such deep loss.
Andreas Cangellaris
February 20, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Harold Dublinski
February 20, 2014
Mr Grainger, My deepest sympathy for you on the loss of your lifelong partner, Juli...thinking of you.
Pat Davidson
Pat Davidson
February 20, 2014
Very sorry for your loss.

-Stephen Tebo
February 20, 2014
Mr. Grainger, My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Joyce Drees
February 20, 2014
Mr. Grainger, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. My prayers are with you. Marietta Swider
February 19, 2014
Hi Dave:

I'm so sorry to learn about Juli. I know it's a really sad time, but remembering the great and wonderful times you had all these years will help bring you some comfort in the days ahead. Juli and I shared some good times together with golf, bridge, shopping for prizes, etc. and I appreciate our friendship. You are in my caring thoughts at this time.
My best,
Carol O'Grady
February 19, 2014
She was such a beautiful gracious lady !
Nancy Whiteside
February 19, 2014
Mr. Grainger, my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your patrner in life.
John Czekaj
February 19, 2014

I am thinking of you and your incredible loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy and reach out if I can be of any service to you or the family. My heart and thoughts are truly with you.
David Hanses
David Hanses
February 19, 2014
My sincere sympathies to you Mr. Grainger and your family. I so enjoyed working the recognition dinners that you and the Mrs. hosted. You probably remember me more as the matching gifts lady. Fran Bond, Hildy, and I go a long way back.
Diana Wilczenski
February 19, 2014
Deepest sympathies to Dave and the entire Grainger family on their loss of a loved one.
Jack Decker
February 19, 2014
So very sorry for your loss. -Jeanne Goss
February 19, 2014
A kind, sweet woman who took genuine interest in others. She will be missed by many. The Grainger family will be in our prayers
February 19, 2014
Our heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Al & Rosemary Coletta
February 19, 2014
Dave, My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Bobbie Cihlar
February 19, 2014
So sorry for your loss. I remember a gracious lady, full of smiles at many of the Grainger functions.

Linda E. Randazzo
February 19, 2014
David. May I express my condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your wife.

Rich Aviano
Rich Aviano
February 19, 2014
So sorry, Dave. What a wonderful, elegant partner, whose memories you can forever enjoy. "Leaning Tower" friend, Bill Wolf
February 19, 2014
my most sincere sympathy is expressed to you during this time as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Having a family member fall asleep in death is never an easy thing to go through. As you go through this difficult time may prayer to God help you.
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