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John Landis GRASSE

Calico Rock Mennonite Cemetery
Izard County,
Arkansas

John 31 May 1925 - 16 Apr 2005
Mary 08 Feb 1929 - Pre-need/living

Marriage: 29 Jun 1952

John Landis Grasse son of Anthony Myers Grasse and Lillian (Hockman) Landis Grasse. John was born in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. died Calico Rock, Izard County, Arkansas.
Mary Margaret (Miller) Grasse daughter of

**obituary from The Mennonite Weekly Review:
JOHN LANDIS GRASSE

John Landis Grasse, 79, of Calico Rock, Ark., died April 16, 2005, at Community Medical Center of Izard County in Calico Rock. He was born May 31, 1925, to Anthony Myers Grasse and Lillian Landis Grasse at Chalfont, Pa.

He was married for 52 years to Mary Margaret Miller Grasse.

He graduated from Doylestown (Pa.) High School in 1943. At the end of World War II, he traveled on several cattle ships to Italy and Greece, where cattle had been decimated as a result of starvation. In 1950, he received a bachelor of arts degree from Goshen (Ind.) College and a bachelor of science degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia.

He and his wife moved to Calico Rock, and he served as a medical technologist and X-ray technician from 1952-67. In 1967-68, he worked as a medical technologist at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. He returned to Calico Rock to serve as administrator of Community Medical Center of Izard County from 1969 until his retirement in August 1990. He was an integral part of the "in-home clinic" developed into a 25-bed hospital. In the 1960s, he served on the Calico Rock City Council, and from 1972-78 he served on Calico Rock School Board.

In October 1995, he received an award from his alma mater, Goshen College, in recognition of his service to church and community. Through the years, he was active in Calico Rock Mennonite Fellowship as an elder, trustee and youth teacher.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Margaret Miller Grasse; a son, Phillip and his wife, Feley, of Jacksonville; two daughters, Nancy Grass and Peggy Russell and her husband, David, all of Calico Rock; four brothers, A. Meryl Grasse of Calico Rock, Alvin Grasse of Alberta, Willard Grasse of Chalfont and Warren Grasse of Telford, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Calico Rock Mennonite Fellowship and at Calico Rock Baptist Church. Burial was in the Calico Rock Mennonite Fellowship Cemetery.

Photo courtesy of Mary Lou Freeman Yoder.

Contributed on 2/24/12 by maxparnell
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Submitted: 2/24/12 • Approved: 8/29/22 • Last Updated: 9/1/22 • R654541-G0-S3

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