Joseph Grant

IRON RIVER – Joseph “Joe” A. Grant, 84, of Iron River, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Northstar Health System in Iron River.

He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Republic, the son of the late Joseph and Mathilda (Vadnais) Grant. He attended the Iron River Schools, graduating from Iron River High School. He served with the U.S. Army Air Force and upon his honorable discharge, returned to Iron River. He was employed by the Inland Steel Mining Co., working at the Sherwood Mine until his retirement when the mine closed.

Joe was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, attending daily Mass. He was also a former member of the Holy Name Society and was a church usher. Joe was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and was their secretary-treasurer for more than 30 years.

He was also a member of the Alfred Branchini American Legion Post 17, served on the St. Vincent de Paul Board as well as on the site committee for the Iron River Senior Citizens Center. He was an Iron River volunteer fireman, volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul, and was active at the Senior Citizens Center for many years.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Grant; and sisters, Loretta Mitchell, Dorothy Gagne, Marjorie Lee, and Mae Webber.

He is survived by his sister, Alice Campbell (John Angeloff) of Iron River, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory Veneklase, pastor, to offer the Mass of Christian Burial.

Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River in the spring. The West Side Veterans will accord military rites at the graveside.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Joseph A. Grant online at

Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.