Joan Graser

Joan Graser
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Joan Lucille Graser, nee Hippler, 87, of St. Louis, MO, born February 26, 1932, in St. Louis, MO, died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, with family by her side.

Joan enjoyed helping kids during her years working at Special School District of St. Louis County before her retirement. She was a resident of Laclede Groves, Webster Groves, MO. Joan was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Chapel, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO, and most recently attended North County Community Church, Hazelwood, MO. Joan was passionate about animals, especially dogs and horses. She enjoyed flower gardening and shopping. She had a strong faith, loved her family dearly, and will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer “Bud” Graser; her parents, Milton and Marion, nee Parsons, Hippler; a son, Dennis Graser; a daughter, Elizabeth Graser; a grandson, Luke Graser; her brother, Milton Hippler; and her sister, Marion “Cissy” Biondo.

Surviving are a daughter, Janet (Kirk) Haffer;
a son, James (Michele) Graser;
a daughter-in-law, Barb Graser;
grandchildren, Jackie Graser, Ken (Amanda) Graser,
Joshua (Anne) Haffer, Elise (Jeremy) Beutlich,
Neil (Jenna) Graser, Jon Graser, and Jenny Graser;
great-grandchildren, Ellie, Harper, Teagan, Hazel, Lee, Alina,
Faith, Ian, Jolie, James, and Julia;
a sister-in-law, Martha Hippler;
nieces and nephews, Judy, Doug, Sally, Sandy, and Steve;
great-nieces and great-nephews;
and her dear friends, Laurie Feldman, Jean Dwyer, and Jack Manis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Missouri or Basket of Hope.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Private family funeral services will be held.

Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL


5 Comments on Joan Graser

Jeannette Dowling said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2019 at 3:23 PM

My dear,sweet,friend, Joan, I treasure all the early morning talks before school began at Ackerman. You were such a class act lady. You are a treasure to all of us who love you.I know our dear Lord has you very close to Him. I will really miss you. dear

  • Manchester
  • Missouri
Patrick Manis said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Joan was a real blessing and a great friend to my father when he needed one the most. I enjoyed talking to her on several occasions. On behalf of my father and me, our sincere condolences. Best regards, Patrick & Jack Manis

  • Glendale
  • MO
Judy Kelly said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2019 at 7:39 PM

Dear Jan, Jami and Family, Your mom and I spent many years as friends and co-workers at Valley Winds/Koch Elementary.She was a gentle, loving person whose family meant everything to her. i know how much she will be missed. My deepest condolences to all of you.

  • Weldon Spring
  • MO
Frank Sgroi said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2019 at 8:18 PM

Dear Jami and Michelle, Our deepest condolences to you and the family. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Frank and Sue Sgroi

  • St. Charles
  • MO
Brian Bonfanti said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2019 at 5:01 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Graser family during this difficult time.

  • Sunset Hills
  • Missouri

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