Lucille M. Gratz
November 19, 1933 - April 27, 2023

In Memory

Lucille M. Gratz, 89 of Zephyrhills, Florida, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Mrs. Gratz was born on November 19, 1933 in Wyandotte, Michigan, the daughter of Robert and Rachel (Eby) Brown.

She worked for the Trenton Public Schools until she retired as a para professional and a mentor to many staff members and students. She was very active in the Flat Rock Elks and was awarded the first “Elk Lady of the Year”; she spent a great deal of her time volunteering for numerous Elks events. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a voracious reader. Many thanks to her village of friends in Zephyrhills; Ben and Veronica Moore, Sharon McLaren, Dan Shea and especially, Patricia Shea for being there for her.

Lucille is survived by her loving children, Jeanette (Frank, Jr. ) Compau, Marylou Campbell, Richard (Mary) Gratz, David (Laurie) Gratz,Peggy (Pete) Betzinger, Steven Gratz, Russell Gratz and Ponce, his beloved service dog; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. “Her warmth is Angelic and she has the sparkling eyes and inviting smile of a saint”, as remembered by her son-in-law, Fred Inboden.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard and daughter, Kathleen Inboden.

Memorial services will be held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida on Friday, August 25 at 9:30 am where she will be placed with her beloved husband.


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