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John L. Grigg

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:24 a.m. CST

ANTIOCH – John Leslie Grigg, 72, of Antioch, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at LakeView Specialty Hospital and Rehab in Waterford, Wis.

He was born July 21, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Lillian and Leslie R. Grigg. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids in 1959, and was a 1965 graduate of the University of Iowa.  He was a diehard fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes. He lived his life according to the following, “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting holy ... what a ride!”

He married Margitta Burkamp on May 20, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

He worked for FMC Corp. for 17 years in Cedar Rapids and New York City, and 8 years in Milan, Italy. At that time, his business took him all over the world. Returning to the U.S., he moved to Antioch, and worked for Hill and Stone Insurance Agency until his retirement in 2010. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, “Cody.”

He is survived by his wife, Margitta; his sister, Priscilla (Vernon) Brickley of Dixon; nephew, Grant Leslie Brickley of Johnson Creek, Wis.; niece, Lisa Kay Fink of Chadwick; great-nieces, Kalrissa (Matthew) Taylor, Alexandra and Madeline Fink; and the most wonderful neighbors in the world.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. April 26 at First Presbyterian Church in Dixon. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial to the American Diabetes Association has been established.

Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.

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