Bernard Grandanette Obituary

Bernard J. Grandanette
Bernard J. Grandanette
Bernard J. Grandanette

June 1, 1922 - February 14, 2006
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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On February 14, 2006, Bernard J. "Bruno", "Bernie" Grandanette, 83, died peacefully at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

Bernie was born on June 1, 1922 to Joseph and Rose Grandanette in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Dowling High School and served as a staff Sgt. with the U.S. Army during World War II.

Bernie was self-employed all of his life. He and his brother, Ross, owned and operated The Walk-In-Fruit Market, later to be Bernie's Deli, which catered to many of the legislators over the years. Bernie and his brother also had Town and Country Grocery Store at the corner of Merle Hay and Douglas.

Bernie was a member of Mercy Heritage, Sixty Plus Club at Methodist Hospital, and the Hummel Club for 30 years. After his retirement, Bernie spent many happy hours playing cards with his friends at Mercy Court.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose; his son, Joe; his brother, Ross; his sister, Mary Comito; and his previous wife, Ila Grandanette.

Those left to honor his memory are daughters, Lynn (Steve) Lavia, Vicki (Andy) Hano and Mary (Kevin) Munyon; grandchildren, Stephanie Lavia, Michael and Steven Hano, and Jessica, Emily and Kathryn Munyon; and sisters, Fran Foggia, Lucille Foggia and Rose Chiodo. Bernie had spent the last 28 years of his life with his loving companion, Etta Veach.

Visitation for Bernie will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2922 Beaver Avenue, on Friday, February 17, from 4 to 7 p..m., with a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church or Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund.





Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Friday, February 17, 2006
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, February 18, 2006
11:00 AM


Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310