Jack J. Grant, 70, of Anderson passed away on May 27, 2015 following an extended illness. He was born on April 21, 1945 in Anderson to the late Harry B. Grant and Louise (Stievenart) Grant.
Jack is a graduate of Anderson High School (Class of 1963). He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Gelhausen, Germany with the 1st Battalion, 33rd Armor Division. Jack retired from the Anderson Police Department in 1994 after 27 years of service as a police officer. He also worked at the Community Justice Center.
Jack was proud to have been recognized for organizing an annual reunion of the 1st Batallion, 33rd Armor Division. Founded in 2006, this annual event was held for many years. Jack was an avid racing fan and was a member of the Ray Fullen pit crew who traveled the American Speed Association Racing Circuit. He enjoyed researching genealogy and was a history buff who loved to share stories about the history of the Interurban Railroad.
Jack was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #48 in Anderson, AMVETS and the American Legion. He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #174 and Redmens Lodge.
Jack is survived by his wife, Denise (Brown) Grant; one son, Brandon (Diane) Grant of Anderson; one step-son, Joseph (Charlotte Goff) Reichard of Toledo, OH; one granddaughter, Lauren Grant of Anderson; and cousins Victor (Karen) Stievenart of Terre Haute, Jack (Marsha) Stievenart of Terre Haute, Ernestine (Don) Bolton of Indianapolis, Mary Lou (Lee) Green of Swartz Creek, MI, Charlotte (Jim) Oldham of DeBary, FL and Linda Gearhart of Portland, OR.
The family would like to express their gratitude to everyone at Heartland Hospice for their support, love and care.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Millcreek Civic Center, 403 W. Main Street in Chesterfield, IN with Rev. Dr. Don Weston officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00am until the time of service.
Cremation will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
I was also a 1963 grad of AHS. I know you all are grieving your loss. All I can offer is what I’ve learned from my husband’s passing…cherish every memory you have. It will be hard. No one said life was easy. But…rest in God’s promise…He will be there and hold your hand to see you through… So sorry for your loss.
Mrs Grant and family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Jack. We know this is a very difficult time for all of you and hopefully the prayers and love of your family and friends will help you at this time. Jack will be deeply missed. He was a fine man and although we didn’t know each other in the Army I am proud to have served with him in the 1st Bn, 33rd Armor, Gelnhausen, Germany and gotten to know him through our group and the web-site. God Bless all of you.
George & Katharina Force
Though I didn’t know Jack personally, I feel as though I’ve lost a friend. As a member of the 1st.Battalion,33d Armor website group that Jack started, I’ve read many E-mails from other members over the years relating their past memories at Gelenhausen, Germany.For this opprotunity to re-live the past for a moment, I thank Jack for starting the group site. He was a great E-mail friend, and will be missed.
SP/5 Doyle Dunning
S-4 HHC 1st Batt. 33d Armor