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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. 19 Aug 2020
    Karlie posted an image:


  2. 04 Jul 2020
    Paula Smith says:
    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. 10 Jun 2020
    Jim & Pat Poland says:
    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. 08 Jun 2020
    Karlie says:
    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. 05 Jun 2020
    William T. Grau Jr. says:
    Dad,

    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.

    Love,

    Bill Jr.

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

  7. 05 Jun 2020
    John Long says:
    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. 04 Jun 2020
    Rick Cooper lit a candle:
    Lit since June 4, 2020 at 6:06:47 PM

  9. 04 Jun 2020
    Rick Cooper says:
    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. 04 Jun 2020
    John Abramovic says:
    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. 03 Jun 2020
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  12. 03 Jun 2020
    Stephen Grau Jr lit a candle:
    Lit since June 3, 2020 at 6:16:39 PM

  13. 03 Jun 2020
    Michele Gibson says:
    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. 02 Jun 2020
    Therese Grau lit a candle:
    Lit since June 2, 2020 at 6:16:51 PM

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

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

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

  18. 01 Jun 2020
    Ruth & Bob McGurren says:
    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. 01 Jun 2020
    Julie Roderus lit a candle:
    Lit since June 1, 2020 at 6:05:33 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Love Paul

  26. 31 May 2020
    Phil Dyar says:
    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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