Virginia Ellen (Tasik) Grant, of Columbia Falls, MT, formerly of Kalispell, MT and Washington, IL went home to Jesus on March 1, 2022.
She was born in Peoria, IL to George and Vera (Hedges) Tasick July 27, 1930. “Ginny” was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 63 years, Charles E. Grant; brother George Tasick and grandchild, Matthew W. Grant. Surviving are her sister Elaine (Tasick) Mudgett, the Grant Kids: Theresa J (Bobby)
Muraoka of Whitefish, MT, Linda K. (Joe) Gwiazdon of Columbia Falls, Edward C (Michele) Grant of
Morton, IL, G. Robert (Marty) Grant of Effingham, IL, Thomas E (Kelley Wilson-Grant) Grant of
Carbondale, IL and James J Grant of Mackinaw, IL. Grandchildren: R.C. Muraoka of Paia, Hawaii, Cooper
(Lauren) Muraoka of Boulder, CO; Todd Muraoka of Kalispell, MT; Maude (Brian) Ohs of Kalispell, MT; Tim Gwiazdon of Whitefish, MT; Nicholas (Elizabeth) Grant of Fort Collins, Co. Samuel Grant of
Springfield, IL; Lilith Yerby of Denver, CO; Sydney Grant and Peter Grant, both of Morton, IL. Surviving
Great Grandchildren: Kason, Charlie and Chase, Rhyan and Raiden Muraoka, Steven Whitlee and Olivia Ohs, and Ryder M. Grant
Ginny could always share a story of family, friends and the fun she had growing up in Peoria Heights. She kept many childhood and Woodruff High School friends for her entire life. She is loved by her family, many cousins, nieces and nephews and will be missed.
Ginny was devoted to her family. As part of St. Patrick’s Parish in Washington, our Mom and Dad were part of a parenting community that kept everyone’s kids in line. When they moved to Kalispell, they brought that same parental oversight to their grandkids, “Showing them the Rules”. During their many trips out West, she would tell tales to her wide-eyed children of the cowboy graves and Conestoga Wagon train trails, which were always conveniently alongside the main road where the kids had no trouble seeing them. And Mom would often remind Dad to “Watch the road, I’ll watch the scenery”.
Ginny was an accomplished musician who could play classical music on her accordion. She served God by joining the choir at both St. Patrick’s in Washington and St. Matthews in Kalispell. At each church, she was the resident organ and piano player, retiring from those musical duties at the young age of 88.
Ginny was also a seamstress who enjoyed making clothes for her children and grandchildren. This talent was put to use at St. Matthews as a member of the sewing club where she made baby blankets for baptisms and beautiful banners displayed in the altar.
So many great memories for each person to hold onto and treasure. We can hear her now, “I AM in the car, Charlie!”
We will pray the Rosary on Wednesday March 9th at 10 am at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home. A Mass and Luncheon will be held at St. Matthews Parish on Saturday March 26 at 11:30 am.
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