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Harold “Woody” Curtis Grashel

Harold “Woody” Curtis Grashel, 86, Woodstock, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Crossroads Care Center, Woodstock.

He was born July 7, 1926, in Dundee, to Harold C. and Eva (Ratzlaff) Grashel.

He served in the United States military during World War II, worked at Butcher Boy in Harvard for several years and was a member of the Harvard American Legion.

He loved photography and was an avid Chicago sports fan.

Survivors include four nephews, Jeffrey Grashel, Bradley Grashel and Rodney Grashel, all of Harvard, and Donald (Stacy) Grashel, Summerville, S.C.; three nieces, Gloria (Dale) Wuttke, Elkhorn, Wis., Julia Kirby, Indiana, and Kimberly (Eric) Olson, Elkhorn; 12 grand-nieces and -nephews; and three great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Howard C. Grashel.

Visitation and the funeral were Jan. 4 at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Harvard. The Rev. Steve Sward officiated. Interment was at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Harvard.

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