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Joan A. Graen

Lowell, AR, 1939 - 2018

Joan A. Graen, 78, of Lowell, Arkansas, passed away March 9, 2018. She was born September 2, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minn., to parents Joseph Gilbert and Pauline Frances (Peshina) Melchior. Joan moved to Arkansas in 1998 after living in Minneapolis, Minn. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Joan was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lauren Ashley Graen, her parents and sisters, Agnes "Scuss" Kauzner, Jane Bennett, and Barb Harkins. Joan is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dr. George Bearnard Graen; sons, Michael Graen (Ruthie) and Martin Graen (Donna), and her grandchildren, Andrew Graen, Stephanie (Marcus) Gafford, Jessica Graen and Joe Graen.
A mass of intention was delivered in her honor at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Springdale. Arkansas on March 10, 2018. For more information, go to In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: To sign the online guest book visit

Published March 13, 2018

Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory
4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR
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