February 23, 1950 - June 22, 2021
Donna Ruth Grant, 71, passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer at her home in Kankakee on June 22, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born February 23, 1950, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Wegner) Grant, and lived in Kankakee all of her life. She was a 33-year U.S. postal employee serving her last 20 years as a window clerk at the Kankakee Post Office. Donna was a graduate of Bishop McNamara High School, Kankakee Community College (first graduating class), and Illinois State University. As a lifelong member of St. John Paul II Catholic Church, formerly St. Martin of Tours, she was proud to have served on the School Board. She loved nothing more than spending time with her nieces and nephews, attending their ball games, recitals, and school functions. Donna can take credit for their love of soundtracks from musicals and “oldies” as that is what usually played in her car on Saturday adventures. Donna loved to travel, solve crossword puzzles, and watch British TV shows. She is survived by her seven sisters: Kristin Skarbonkiewicz; Mary Denys Grant; Lauren Bass; Lisa Grant; Julie (Dirk) Martin; Martine Berghouse; and Danita (Joe) Swanson all of Kankakee; and six brothers: David (Terri) Grant of Bourbonnais; Patrick Grant; Jeffrey (Beth) Grant; Thomas (Jill) Grant; Matthew (Kathy) Grant; Peter (Lesley) Grant; and sister-in-law, Pamela Grant all of Kankakee. She is also survived by over 80 nieces and nephews (and spouses) and honorary sisters Mary and Catherine Rooney. Preceding Donna in death were her parents; brother, Dana Grant; sisters-in-law, Nina Grant and Diana Grant; brother-in-law, Kurt Berghouse; and niece, Marissa Grant. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee. The memorial Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Paul II (formerly St. Martin of Tours, 907 S. Ninth Avenue in Kankakee). Rev. John Horan will celebrate the memorial Mass. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Manteno. Those not fully vaccinated must wear masks and practice social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society (for the Grant Family Relay for Life team), St. John Paul II Parish, or Uplifted Care (formerly Hospice of Kankakee County).
Donna Ruth Grant, 71, passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer at her home in Kankakee on June 22, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born February 23, 1950, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Wegner) Grant, and lived in Kankakee... View Obituary & Service Information
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