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Grace A. Hartjes

August 24, 1938 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Grace Ann Hartjes, age 83, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022.  Grace was born in Kimberly on August 24, 1938, daughter of the late Sylvester and Rosella (Kamps) Hietpas.  She was a proud graduate of Kimberly High School’s class of 1956, but was always disappointed that as a female she could not participate in athletics.  On May 1, 1965 she married James (Cobby) Hartjes, and along with becoming a wife she became the mother to his two children, Pat and Steve.  Five more children followed, so for the next fifteen years Grace was a stay-at-home mom raising seven kids.  However, she did find time to serve as a Brownie and Cub Scout leader, as well as to serve on the St. John’s Board of Education, Parish Finance Council, president of the St. Elizabeth Society, and organize the implementation of the script and block program.

From the early 1980’s until the time of her retirement, Grace worked part-time at the Kimberly Credit Union.  She truly enjoyed the interactions with customers, many of whom she had known for years, as well as developing great friendships with her colleagues.  She also found time during these years to play a lot of golf, attend Packer games, travel the United States, and watch her children and grandchildren participate in various activities.  She shared these great times with her beloved husband, Cobby, until his passing in 2007.  Grace also lost her son, Steve, in 2011.     

 

Grace will be greatly missed by her children and their families,

 

Pat (Peter) Litersky, Little Chute, and their children, Claire (Brianna) Savoie; Pete (Sara) Litersky and their children, Max, Morgan, and Chase;

 

Debbie (Steve) Hartjes, Little Chute, and their children, Mike (Jessie) Hartjes and their children, Macy, Callahan, and Hamilton; Nikki (Dylan) Esterling and their children, Natalie, Campbell, and Nathan; Rachel (Joe) Cabelka and their children, Lucas, Charlotte, and Nolan;

 

Amy (Mark) Schuman, Clearwater, FL, and her children, Taylor DeBruin and Connor (Kalyn) DeBruin;

 

Tim (Joanie) Hartjes, Little Chute, and their children, Danielle (Rudy) Botz and their children Laken and Rory; Brooke, Jesse and Karly Hartjes;

 

Greg (Karen) Hartjes, Appleton, and their children, Madelyn, Eli, and Owen Hartjes;

 

Gary Hartjes, Little Chute, and his children, Preston and Alex Hartjes;

 

Beth (Steve) McAuley, Chanhassen, MN, and their children, Sean, Tony and Noah McAuley. 

 

Grace is further survived by her two sisters: MaryJo (Tim) Paltzer and Brenda Grienier; sisters-in-law: Mary Hietpas, Pam Hietpas, and Bonnie Hartjes. In addition to her parents, husband, and son, Grace was preceded in death by her sister, Darlene; and her two brothers: Wayne and Alan; as well as father and mother-in-law, Dewey and Viola Hartjes, and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

A funeral Mass for Grace will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at St. John Nepomucene  Catholic Church, 411 Vandenbroek Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating.  Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
May 24, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church
411 Vandenbroek Street
Little Chute, WI 54140

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
May 24, 2022

5:00 PM
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church
411 Vandenbroek Street
Little Chute, WI 54140

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