STEVENSVILLE – Josephine “Josie” Grubb, 99, of Stevensville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at The Living Centre.
Josie was born on June 6, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois, to Wojchek “Albert” and Anntoinette (Skotnicki) Nykaza.
Josie was married to Joseph Burke in 1940. He died in 1944 in a truck accident. She then was married to Albert Edward Grubb in 1946. He died in 1964 when he accidently drowned while on vacation.
Josie enjoyed baking, crocheting, oil painting, the outdoors, fishing, camping, traveling and bingo. She had a great sense of humor and loved joking. She loved God and her church and loved her family very much.
In 2007 she moved to Montana to be with her daughter and then in 2009 moved into The living Centre in Stevensville.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Burke and Albert Grubb; a son, Albert A. Grubb; a son-in-law, Philip Catalano; great-grandson, Matthew Heiland; sisters, Louise Szaflarski, Mary Swiech, Helen Karpiel, Charlotte Hovorka; brother, John Nakaza. Survivors include her daughter, JoAnn Catalano of Stevensville; grandson, Thomas (Kelly) Catalano of Gillette, Wyoming; grandson, Russell Catalano of Missoula; great-grandchildren, Meranda and Philip Catalano of Payson, Utah and Kameron Catalano of Billings; great-great-grandson, Kyden Catalano of Payson, Utah.
Visitation/vigil service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m., at the Strang Funeral Chapel in Grayslake, Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Round Lake, Illinois. Interment will follow the mass in the St. Adalberta Catholic Cemetery in Niles, Illinois. The family suggests memorial donations may be made in Josie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.