Josephine “Josie” Grubb
Stevensville, MT – Josephine “Josie” Grubb, 99, of Stevensville, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at The Living Centre. Josie was born on June 6, 1918 in Chicago, IL to Wojchek “Albert” and Anntoinette (Skotnicki) Nykaza. Josie was married to Joseph Burke in 1940. He died in 1944 in a truck accident. She then was married to Albert Edward Grubb in 1946. He died in 1964 when he accidently drowned while on vacation. Josie enjoyed baking, crocheting, oil painting, the outdoors, fishing, camping, traveling and bingo. She had a great sense of humor and loved joking. She loved God and her church and loved her family very much. In 2007 she moved to Montana to be with her daughter and then in 2009 moved into The Living Centre in Stevensville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Burke and Albert Grubb; a son, Albert A. Grubb; a son-in-law, Philip Catalano; great-grandson, Matthew Heiland; sisters, Louise Szaflarski, Mary Swiech, Helen Karpiel, Charlotte Hovorka; brother, John Nakaza. Survivors include her daughter, JoAnn Catalano of Stevensville, MT; grandson, Thomas (Kelly) Catalano of Gillette, WY; grandson, Russell Catalano of Missoula, MT; great-grandchildren, Meranda and Philip Catalano of Payson, UT and Kameron Catalano of Billings, MT; great-great-grandson, Kyden Catalano of Payson, UT. Visitation/Vigil service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church 114 N. Lincoln Ave. Round Lake, IL. Interment will follow the mass in the St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles, IL. The family suggests memorial donations may be made in Josie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.
Our deepest sympathy to you and the entire family, JoAnn. Though Aunt Jo was far away, we thought about her and talked about her all the time. Although she had many difficult times in her life, she always had a smile and a joke and lit up any room she entered. Craig remembered her taking pictures at our wedding and the fun everyone had anytime they were with her. May God comfort you at this time and bring you peace knowing Aunt Jo has been reunited with loved ones.
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