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Patricia Grauer



Patricia Lea Grauer was born February 19, 1934 at Le Mars, Iowa to parents, Louis Edward & Ruth Frances (Leesly) Rembe. She died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Life Care Center Of Richland in Richland, Washington at the age of 79.

She was raised in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated from East High School in Sioux City. On June 14, 1954 she married Donald Louis Grauer in Marcus, Iowa. They moved to Vancouver, Washington in 1960 and had lived in Vancouver, Proebstel, Battle Ground, and Goldendale, Washington before moving to Hermiston, Oregon in 1978. Pat worked as a bookkeeper for her husband's many business endeavors. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hermiston, TOPS OR 1110, and the Red Hat Society. Pat loved scrap booking and was an accomplished artist.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Grauer of Hermiston, OR; three daughters, Debbie Mutton of Goldendale, WA, Suzy Waters of Kennewick, WA and Jill Barnes of Hermiston, OR; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Ruth Rembe; brother, James Rembe; sister, JoAnn Baldwin.

Funeral services were held on Nov. 12, 2013, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hermiston. Burial was at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.


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