Luanne Paul-Flanagan Grignon, 76, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at her home in Waukesha after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband, James Grignon; sons, John Flanagan (wife Vicki) and Jeffrey Flanagan (girlfriend Janet); daughter, Julene Flanagan (husband Bob Piechocki); grandchildren, Brianna and Jacob Flanagan; aunts, Emogene Huebner and Fern Paul; and uncles, Floyd Huebner (wife Lois) Martin O’Brien.
James and Luanne were married in Oshkosh on July 3, 1970. She acquired her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She taught for over a decade at Oshkosh North and Oshkosh West high schools, coordinating programs at both schools that helped students graduate by gaining credit for working in the community. Luanne was a lover of music and the arts. She painted using various techniques including water color, and although she did not read music, she played the piano and the accordion splendidly. Luanne also was a passionate photographer who for years operated her own greeting card business known as Annie’s Tales. Most of all, Luanne was a warm and loving spirit, who cared deeply about her family and friends. Luanne was renowned for making countless friends throughout the various places she and Jim lived, including Oshkosh, Chicago, Boston and Tucson, Ariz.
Luanne was preceded in death by her son, James Flanagan; her parents, Elmer and Jeannette Paul; her brother, Kenneth Paul; her uncle, Orville Huebner; her aunt, Ethel (Huebner) and uncle, Cecil Thorpe; her aunt, LaVerna (Huebner) O’Brien; and her uncle, Raymond Paul.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the First Congregational Church in Oshkosh.
Per her wishes, anyone wishing to donate may do so to the Luanne Grignon Memorial Fund in care of the church.