Date of death: August 12, 2020

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1963

Richard Vincent “Dick” Grannan, 83, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his home after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Dick was born March 8, 1937 in Dearborn, MI to the late Adrian and Cecelia (Wilson) Grannan. He attended St. Joseph Catholic grade school and was a 1955 graduate of Mater Dei High School. After high school, Dick enrolled in the St. Meinrad School of Theology for one year and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy/Air Force to dutifully serve his country until 1959. After the armed forces, Dick married Patricia Anne Happel. Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage before her passing on April 8, 2020. Dick received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Evansville in business. He entered the Deaconate Program within the Catholic Diocese of Evansville and spiritually served his church and community for over 35 years. He retired from Gerber Food Products.

Those that knew Dick closely new of his love for his family and his enjoyment of horse racing. He possessed a true gaming desire to win. His most passionate trait included his genuine desire to spiritually assist others in life.

Surviving Dick are his children, Michele (Mark) Jolly, James (Cara) Grannan and Gerald (Judy) Grannan; five sisters, Theresa Vetter, Wilma (Jay) Kerner, Patty (Bob) Miller, Thelma Boarman, Siggi (Larry) Hamilton; grandchildren, Emily (Drew) Robards, Lesley (Chad) Goelzhauser, Logan Grannan, Anthony (Donna) Catanese, Jessica Grannan and Gerald R. (Arielle) Grannan and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, Dick was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanie Boarman.