Joshua Grau

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Joshua Joseph Grau, 48, of St. Louis, Mo, born October 16, 1974, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, January 8, 2023, at his residence.

Joshua graduated from Attica High School in Indiana in 1992. He attended some college in the area of business. Joshua enlisted and served in the Army for ten years and was honorably discharged in May 2019. During this time, he served two tours in Afghanistan. Joshua was a very loving individual and would give his last penny if someone was in need. He had a loving spirit and a smile to share.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter and Golda, nee Harris, Grau; and his maternal grandparents, William Mertens and Lilian Bullard.

Surviving are his father, Allen (Debbie) Grau;
his mother, Mary Jo (Mike) Warren;
six siblings, Tara Grau, Todd (Lori) Grau, Amanda (Mike) Dedmond, Jason Grau, Brandy (Brian) Woods, and Brittany Grau;
ten nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Taylor, Dylan, Caleb, Josephine, Lillie, Kiera, Caroline, Tori, and Kane;
and a great-niece and great-nephew, Jocelynn and Landon.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Jim Thomas officiating.

Burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


8 Comments on Joshua Grau

Anita said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2023 at 5:59 AM

My deepest condolences to your family you will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Quinn Thompson said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2023 at 12:31 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the entire Grau family.

  • Stl
  • Mo
Sandra Staub said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2023 at 11:39 AM

My deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers are with your family. (Dale's sister)

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mike, Sherry, and Sierra said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2023 at 9:54 AM

We want to express our deepest of condolences on your loss of Josh. We love you and pray for strength and a better understanding.

  • Rosedale
  • Indiana
Donna Burgess said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2023 at 9:27 PM

Nothing I can say will ease your pain, but I am forever sorry for losing someone so special

  • Pickerington
  • OH
Roderick Sims said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2023 at 6:17 PM

We all deeply love you Josh. My prayers will be with you and your family during their time of loss. We will always be brothers.

  • Evansville
  • IN
Donald said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2023 at 11:44 PM

Love you brother I will miss you so much

  • Fenton
  • Mo
Diana Borger-Savoia said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2023 at 3:20 AM

To the family, I'm so sorry for such a are all in my prayers.. Respectfully ~Diana ~ Randy Koesterer's sister

  • Belleville
  • ILL.

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