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John P. Grier, 50

John P. Grier, an avid outdoorsman, age 50, of Hastings, passed away unexpectedly at the cabin in Siren, Wis., on July 21. He was born to James and Joan Grier in Hastings on Sept. 8, 1962.

He was preceded in death by sister Sue and brother-in-law Mark "Pete" Peterson.

John is survived by his parents, James and Joan Grier; sisters Becky Matsch, Jill (Wayne) Brandt, Brigitte (Jerry) Frandrup, Shannon (Fred) Brandt, Johanna (Bruce) Perry; brother Scott (Sharon Binman) Grier; 14 nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and -nephews; three step-nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings, at 12 noon Friday, July 26. A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to Mass at church. Private interment St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery. Memorials preferred.

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