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Joseph Grigalonas

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 4:53 p.m. CDT

PERU — Joseph James Grigalonas, 91, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Simple Comfort Retirement Home in Peru.

Born Sept. 8, 1922, in Spring Valley to John and Isabelle (Paulukaites) Grigalonas, he married Carole Johnson on May 7, 1960. She survives.

He graduated from Bradley University in 1949 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked at Westclox for over 30 years and then at the Rock Island Arsenal as an industrial engineer. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Medical Corps.

He was a former 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Also surviving are one daughter, Desiree Grigalonas of LaSalle; and a grandson, Dustin Grigalonas of LaSalle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roy; and a sister, Rose Marie.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, with the Rev. Bill Jacobsen officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before services Thursday in the funeral home.

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