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PEKIN ~ Janine Lee Grzanich, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born August 16, 1935 in South Pekin to Franklin Lyle and Lorraine Mary (Berra) Trumpy, she married Charles William Grzanich on October 30, 1953 in Pekin.  He died February 4, 1993 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are one brother, Franklin D. (Judith) Trumpy of Ames, Iowa; one niece, Jennifer (Michael) Krob of West Des Moines, Iowa; one nephew, Franklin T. (Beth) Trumpy of Round Rock, Texas; two grandnieces, Julia Krob and Josephine Trumpy; and one grandnephew, Alexander Krob.

She was a 1953 graduate of Pekin Community High School.

Janine worked at Pekin Community High School for 22 years, retiring in 1996 as a clerk in the West Campus Dean’s Office.  She was affectionately known as “Mrs. G” by the students.  She also had assisted at Bloompott Florist and Greenhouse in Pekin.

Janine enjoyed quilting and making glass candy.  She also was a caregiver for her parents for many years.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Jeff Thompson, her neighbor, will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637, Children’s Hospital of Illinois, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637; or to the Peoria Rescue Ministries, Post Office Box 837, Peoria, IL 61652.

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