Grace Van Roekel

Grace Van Roekel, daughter of Roy and Juanita (Lyon) Brown, was born on April 13, 1933 in Norton County, KS. Grace attended country schools and then Prairie View schools. She died Monday, April 4, 2022, at Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg, at the age of 88.

She was united in marriage to Raymond Van Roekel. They raised four children in Logan, KS.

Grace enjoyed handicrafts, quilting, and sewing, and her greatest joy was being a wife, mother, grandmother, and grandmother.

Grace later married Dean Dillon. The couple later divorced.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond “Ray”; sister Mae Rupke; brothers: Dale and Walter Brown; brothers-in-law: Ira Van Roekel, Albert Van Roekel, Mel Rupke, Wilbur Van Roekel, Ferd Van Roekel; and sisters-in-law: Goldie Vos, Jennie Barnard, Martha Van Roekel and Darline Brown.

Survivors include his children: Donald Van Roekel and his wife Mary Beth of Logan, Marcia Shott of Lincoln, NE, John Van Roekel of Phillipsburg, and Ronald “Short” Van Roekel and Deb Dillon of Logan, KS; 6 grandchildren: Ryan Van Roekel and wife Julie of Ft. Collins, CO, Amy Schick and husband Brad of Goodland, KS, Amanda Shaw of Lincoln, NE, Stephanie Everett and husband Justin of Denton, NE, Tyler Van Roekel of Logan, KS, and Britney Van Roekel of Hays, KS; 8 great-grandchildren: Nyah and Noah Van Roekel, McKenna and Caden Schick, David, Cambry and Addison Everett and Ella Grace Shaw; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Logan Christian Church with Pastor Troy Buss officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Logan Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to palliative care services.

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