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Ann Booth Grau

Ann Booth (Littell) Grau a long-time resident of Manning passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the age of 88 years young. She was under the brief best tender care of the staff at the Corning Specialty Care. Prior to that, she enjoyed the loving care she received in the home of Bob and Amanda Grau and their extended family since 2020.

Born on November 29, 1936, in Kinross, Iowa, she was the daughter of David and Lucille (Booth) Littell.

Ann and her family moved to Manning in 1953 where she attended Manning High School with her brother, Roger, and their father was Superintendent of Schools. There she met and married Thomas Grau November 13, 1954, in Sioux City. The couple began their family and ran the farming operation south of town for Tom's mother, Magda.

Annie as she was known to her many friends and co-workers, had a wide variety of work experiences. From the Friendship Nursing Home in Audubon, to several different manufacturing jobs located "on the hill" in Manning, to Farmland and American Home Shield in Carroll. Her fun-loving nature helped change strangers into friends. Ann enjoyed her family, shopping, cheering for her favorite team, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and caring for her beloved dog, Beebee.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, husband Tom Sr. and son Lester.

She is survived by her children: Dean, Manning; Barb and (Steve) Page, Manning; Tom Jr. (Samia), Dallas, Texas; Bob (Amanda), Corning; Nancy Anheier (fiancee Marc Spindler) Acworth, Georgia; and Steve (Sheri) Bondurant; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; her brother Roger Littell, Kingman, Arizona; sister-in-law, Louise Troeh, Chicago, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service honoring Ann's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning for family and friends.