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Fred J. Grattan (1932-2005)
CEDAR FALLS — Fred J. Grattan, 73, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Cedar Falls Health Care Center.

He was born Feb. 18, 1932, in Cedar Falls, son of Leslie J. and Lily Mae Huskins Grattan. He married Charlene F. Johnson Jan. 18, 1952, in Cedar Falls.

He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1950 and served in the Iowa National Guard from 1951 to 1954. Mr. Grattan had been an auto salesman in the metro area for more than 40 years, retiring in 2000 from Holdiman Motors. He then worked part time at University Motors.

Survived by: his wife; two sons, Rick (Vickie) of Harrison, Ark., and Terry of Dike; a daughter, Lori (Steve) Tiedt of Denver; five grandchildren, Sarah (Matt) Simmons of Everton, Ark., Jennifer (Ryan) Winkle of Springfield, Mo., Eric (Dallas) Grattan of Cedar Falls, and Mallory Tiedt and Ben Tiedt, both of Denver; and a great-granddaughter, Hattie Simmons of Everton.

Preceded in death by: his parents.

Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Richardson Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49, Cedar Valley Hospice or the family.