God called Stephen Dennis “Denny” Grant home on March 31, 2021, at the age of 83 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Mr. Grant, a man of great faith, died peacefully surrounded by …
God called Stephen Dennis “Denny” Grant home on March 31, 2021, at the age of 83 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Mr. Grant, a man of great faith, died peacefully surrounded by his beloved wife Karen, children and grandchildren.
A visitation for friends and family is from 3 to 7 p.m. April 19 at the Stewart Carroll Funeral Home, with a private graveside service for family the next day.
Mr. Grant is survived by his wife, Karen; his three children, daughter Lori (Ron) Koehler, son Stephen (Tammy) Grant and son Todd (Alecia) Grant; grandchildren, Matthew Koehler, Kaitlin Grant, Maegan Koehler, Andrew Grant, Annie Koehler, Lauren Grant, Bradley Grant; great-grandchildren, Kiara and Brayden Yao; and brother Richard (Anne) Grant.
He moved to Paris as a young boy. The son of William and Mary Eleanor Grant, his father was president of the Citizens National Bank and his mother was a math teacher at Mayo School. He grew up with his brother, Richard, and the two boys kept their parents very busy with their funny shenanigans.
Mr. Grant was a very good golfer and was often found on the golf course with his friends. He was captain of the Paris High School golf team, and it was there, at school, where he met his childhood sweetheart, Karen, his wife of 62 years.
Her parents, Wayne and Violet Blume, owned the Blume Stewart Funeral Home where Mr. Grant spent many summers working alongside Wayne Blume at the funeral home and keeping an eye out for Karen Blume.
He went on to graduate from the University of Illinois on a golf scholarship. After that, he joined the Campbell Sales Company where he had an illustrious sales executive career spanning more than 38 years. Each promotion brought a move to a new state, new adventures and new friends. He was well respected and loved by all who knew him. Mr. Grant’s sense of humor and storytelling style led him to have many friends. He was always so interested in everyone.
An avid grill master and golf enthusiast, Mr. Grant found the simple pleasures were the best part of life — being with family and friends while sharing a story and a laugh.
Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com