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In loving memory of
William Grau Sr.
  • October 28, 1939
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  • May 28, 2020

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Bill Grau passed away at 80 years old on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in his home. A man loved by many, Bill was born in Racine, Wisconsin on October 28, 1939 and moved to Ormond Beach with his family when he was in 8th grade. After graduating from Seabreeze High School in 1957, Bill joined the Air Force in 1958 where he proudly served for the following 20 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. After his military service, Bill, his wife and four children moved back to Ormond Beach where he worked as lawn equipment salesman until retiring in 2006. As many know, he enjoyed making beef jerky and smoking cheese in his spare time.

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  1. Karlie posted an image:
    19 Aug 2020

  2. Paula Smith says:
    04 Jul 2020
    THERESE, this is PAULA KREJCHI SMITH, AL'S DAUGHTER. Please contact me - I have so many questions for you. I live in Wichita Ks at 316-259-3329 or 728 S Eastern, Wichita KS. 67207. I am sorry about Bill

  3. Jim & Pat Poland says:
    10 Jun 2020
    We are so sorry to hear that Bill passed away. He was such a special person to everyone at Edgewater Mower (and his customers). He brightened any room he came into. We called him Papa Smurf because of his blue shirts. Our sympathy goes out to his family. RIP Bill

  4. Karlie says:
    08 Jun 2020
    I was lucky enough to call him my grandfather, or as he liked to call himself "Grumps". To say I will miss him is an understatement. He was the best man I knew, and I am so grateful I got to spend most of my life with him. I wasn't ready to say goodbye and I wish I could turn back the clock to get just one more moment with him.
    I love you Grandpa. I'm going to do everything I can to make you proud. I miss you so much!

  5. William T. Grau Jr. says:
    05 Jun 2020

    I love you. I miss you. Thank you for your guidance throughout the decades. Thank you for giving me the independence to make my own way in life at the right time.

    My memories of you will enrich my life and my family’s life, and they will always be in my heart.

    Thank you for being my Dad.


    Bill Jr.

  6. John Long lit a candle:
    05 Jun 2020
    Lit since June 5, 2020 at 6:51:28 PM

  7. John Long says:
    05 Jun 2020
    I am truly saddened to hear about Bill's passing. I have known Bill for almost 30 years. He was a good man and a great friend. I will cherish knowing him always. He taught me many things and was always a joy to be around. You will be missed but never forgotten. My condolences to all of the family.

  8. Rick Cooper lit a candle:
    04 Jun 2020
    Lit since June 4, 2020 at 6:06:47 PM

  9. Rick Cooper says:
    04 Jun 2020
    I met Bill at work 35 plus years ago. Not only a true salesman but a fantastic friend for all these years. To say i was devastated upon his wife calling me would be an understatement. Rip Bill, and condolences to all of the family. Your husband and dad was as good as they come. Rick @ Town and Country Hardware. You will be missed.

  10. John Abramovic says:
    04 Jun 2020
    I just heard from Paul about Bill’s passing. My sincere condolences to all of you. Bill was a friend for years, a kind hearted, funny and loyal friend.
    The works needs more men like a Bill.
    He will be sorely missed.
    John Abramovic

  11. Obituary Admin posted an image:
    03 Jun 2020

  12. Stephen Grau Jr lit a candle:
    03 Jun 2020
    Lit since June 3, 2020 at 6:16:39 PM

  13. Michele Gibson says:
    03 Jun 2020
    Neighbor Bill. You are sorely missed by all who knew you. I know there is no more pain for you but we are all grieving. See you when we get there RIP ❤️. Michele Gibson

  14. Therese Grau lit a candle:
    02 Jun 2020
    Lit since June 2, 2020 at 6:16:51 PM

  15. Steve Grau lit a candle:
    01 Jun 2020
    Lit since June 1, 2020 at 6:30:42 PM

  16. Steve Grau says:
    01 Jun 2020
    I will miss you dad. You were a good man. You always provided for us. RIP POPS

  17. Ruth & Bob McGurren lit a candle:
    01 Jun 2020
    Lit since June 1, 2020 at 6:03:16 PM

  18. Ruth & Bob McGurren says:
    01 Jun 2020
    To Paul, Mrs. Grau and family...Bob and I are so very sorry about the loss of your beloved father and husband. Please know your family is in our thoughts & prayers and our deepest sympathies go out to you all. Sending all our love to each and everyone of you...❤️

  19. Julie Roderus lit a candle:
    01 Jun 2020
    Lit since June 1, 2020 at 6:05:33 AM

  20. Paul Grau posted an image:
    01 Jun 2020
    My dad, my neice and me
    My dad, my neice and me

  21. Kelli posted an image:
    31 May 2020
    Therese, Bill and Skye
    Therese, Bill and Skye

  22. Paul Grau posted an image:
    31 May 2020
    Dad, Kelli, and Paul
    Dad, Kelli, and Paul

  23. Paul Grau lit a candle:
    31 May 2020
    Lit since May 31, 2020 at 5:13:05 PM

  24. Lou Hamilton says:
    31 May 2020
    Condolences to the Grau Family. Thank you very much for your service MSGT Grau. RIP.

  25. Paul Grau says:
    31 May 2020
    I miss you very much. Until we meet again.

    Love Paul

  26. Phil Dyar says:
    31 May 2020
    Bill was a good boss and friend. I worked for him and Don Young at Gardner of Jacksonville.I enjoyed working with him and he had a great sense of humor. I'm sure he will be greatly missed prayers for your family.

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