Grayce Smout Kramlich
Grayce Smout Kramlich

July 22, 1927 - August 15, 2017
Born in Brooklyn, WI
Resided in Littleton, CO
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Grayce Smout Kramlich, a resident of Littleton, CO, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017.

Born on July 22, 1927 on the family farm in Brooklyn, WI, the daughter of Leonard E. and Emma Katharina, “Katie” (Loeffel)Smout.

She began her working career at the University of Wisconsin in Madison at the UW Union where she met the love of her life, Bruce C. Kramlich. They settled in Wauwatosa, WI and raised their children there. When her husband’s job required a move, she accompanied him to Littleton, CO, Dearborn, MI, and back to Littleton. Never wanting to sit at home, she worked at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, WI, Graybar Electric in Milwaukee, WI, The Milwaukee Journal, Mountain Bell, and retired from Michigan Bell in 1992. Grayce was a lifelong member of her beloved 1st Congregational Church in Wauwatosa, WI, where she as a member of Women’s Circle. She also was a member of the Wauwatosa Women’s Club, and PEO Chapter EK in Littleton. She often volunteered in her children’s schools and activities. Grayce was loving, kind, and generous, yet extremely frugal. She loved a good deal! Grayce loved her family and friends and they loved her.

Grayce is survived by husband of nearly 66 years, Bruce C. Kramlich; daughter, Katharine “Katie” Denning; son, Bruce C. Kramlich, II and wife, Janet Smith Kramlich; Granddaughter, Rebecca “Becky” Kramlich Brekke and husband Karl R. Brekke; Grandson, Bruce C. Kramlich, III and wife, Amanda Martin Kramlich; Grandson, William C. Denning and wife, Katie Rowland Denning; Grandson, Andrew “Drew” Denning, Great Granddaughter, Katherine Grayce “Kate” Brekke; Great Grandson, Owen R. Brekke; and future Great Granddaughter Denning arriving in January 2018.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, August 24 - what would have been Bruce and Grayce’s 66th wedding anniversary. The service will be held at Horan & McConty Family Chapel, 5303 East County Line Road, Centennial, CO 80122 at 2pm. A reception will be held immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Grayce's honor to South Metro Land Conservancy, PO BOx 456, Littleton, CO 80120.

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Celebration of Life
Horan & McConaty - County Line
5303 East County Line Road
Centennial, CO US 80122
Thursday, August 24, 2017
2:00 PM
Reception
Horan & McConaty - County Line
5303 East County Line Road
Centennial, CO US 80122
Thursday, August 24, 2017
3:00 PM