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Brent Grapperhaus

Brent Grapperhaus of Hamel, IL, departed this life at his parent’s home with his family by his side in Nashville on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:10PM. He had attained the age of 41 years, 5 months, and 16 days.

Brent was born on November 13, 1978 at Breese, IL, the son of Daniel and Janet (Meyer) Grapperhaus.

Brent worked in the maintenance department at Illinois Tool Works in Litchfield, IL.  In his spare time he enjoyed playing guitar and writing his own music.  He also enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family.  Brent had a true passion for attending different Renaissance and German Festivals and enjoyed a good craft brew from a local brewery.

Left to mourn his passing is his Wife, Kristyn Mayfield of Alton, IL; two sons, Vaughan Grapperhaus of Alton, IL, and Landon Grapperhaus of Beckemeyer, IL; parents Daniel and Janet Grapperhaus of Nashville, IL; two sisters, Melissa Grapperhaus and significant other Tim Kirchner of Nashville, IL and Serena Wisneski and husband Blake of Venedy, IL; four nieces and nephews, Elijah and Mylah, and Ryker and Brylee Wisneski; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Ann Meyer; paternal grandparents, Arnold and Jeanette Grapperhaus; two uncles Charlie Grapperhaus and Chuck Schlarmann and an aunt Betty Vollmer.

Due to the COVID-19 health concerns, a private service will be held at Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the Education Funds for Brent’s two son’s and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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