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Jacki K. (Luce) Grinstead Obituary


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“Dear Chris- May God bless and keep you wrapped in his love during this very difficult time. I'll keep you in my prayers. Stay strong and keep...Read More »
1 of 69 | Posted by: Kassie Carey-Fisher - Ft.Wayne, IN

“Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 69 | Posted by: Melissa Foltz - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry to hear about Jacki's passing. We went to Jr. High together many years ago and shared a lot of wonderful times going to her brothers'...Read More »
3 of 69 | Posted by: Gena (Chilton) Hipps - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dan and Shirley, my love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gwynn Morris ”
4 of 69 | Posted by: Gwynn Morris - Harrisburg, NC

“Chris and Clayton, May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you today and all the days to come. We were so very fortunate to have known...Read More »
5 of 69 | Posted by: June (Grandma) Grinstead and Aunt Linda Brown - IN

“When you looked at the phone ringing and saw it was coming from Jacki's desk, you would have to immediately smile because she had that effect on...Read More »
6 of 69 | Posted by: JoAnne Aguirre - Chattanooga, TN

“I remember how much I enjoyed working with Jackie. It's been a long time but you don't forget the people that bring great joy into your life. God...Read More »
7 of 69 | Posted by: Tom Coath - Kokomo, IN

“Although Jacki is no longer with us, I can still see her smile and hear her laugh. Jacki loved life and lived life! She had an infectious smile and...Read More »
8 of 69 | Posted by: Wendy Thornson - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am going to miss Jacki so very much. She was not only the glue that kept Kendall together, she also made coming to work all worth it!! She was...Read More »
9 of 69 | Posted by: Cheri Disser - Ft Wayne, IN

“What a wonderful person we have all lost. My prayers for Chris, Clayton and the family are for peace in knowing we will all meet again someday. Jacki...Read More »
10 of 69 | Posted by: Cheri Bovee - Wolcottville, IN

“Chris, Clayton and Family, I have had the great privilege to know Jacki for over 16 years. The first day I walked in to Kendall she made me feel...Read More »
11 of 69 | Posted by: Rob Durbin - Decatur, IN

“Jacki was a caring person who would help anyone at anytime. She had a smile that could brighten anyone's day and a laugh that you could pick out of...Read More »
12 of 69 | Posted by: Tim Young - Auburn, IN - coworker

“Chris and Clayton, I feel honored to have worked with such a unselfish, fun, upbeat and wonder person as your Wife/ Mom. Her laugh was like no...Read More »
13 of 69 | Posted by: Chris Jutte - Bluffton, IN

“Chris, Clayton, and extended family~ We are so sorry for your loss and the sadness you feel. We are praying that in the days to come that you'll...Read More »
14 of 69 | Posted by: Chris and Kathi Harmeyer - IN

“Chris and Clayton,with Sympathy & Caring. Loving memories sustain us in times of sadness. May your memories grow sweeter as your sorrow fades.--- ”
15 of 69 | Posted by: Robert & Sina Scott - Ft.Wayne, IN

“Chris and Clayton, Jacki was a very special person. She could always be counted on for a smile or a laugh. Jacki was the first person I met when we...Read More »
16 of 69 | Posted by: Larry and Pam Leonard - IN

“Chris and Clayton - We were saddened to hear about Jacki. Keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers. Jacki was a wonderful person....an amazing...Read More »
17 of 69 | Posted by: Tim and Michele Miller

“Jacki was indeed a great caring wonderful person. We will all miss her super sense of humor. Our thoughts & prayers are with Chris & his family. ...Read More »
18 of 69 | Posted by: John % Donna Szymanski - friends

“Chris and Clayton, We are saddened by the loss of Jacki. She was so positive and upbeat, and a great influence to everyone around her. Please...Read More »
19 of 69 | Posted by: Jeremy and Lisa Sells

“To all who knew Jacki she will be truely missed. What a great person her whit could make you laugh and smile could light a room . Jacki will be so...Read More »
20 of 69 | Posted by: penny - fort wayne, IN - cousin

“I am so saddened by the Jacki's passing. Jacki was the first person I met when I came to Kendall in 1987. Always happy and such a wonderful...Read More »
21 of 69 | Posted by: Jay Sundt - Chandler, AZ

“OUR SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY. IN LOVING MEMORY. ”
22 of 69 | Posted by: JEFF AND BRENDA TURNER - IN

“Chris, the memories go way back and will last forever. Jacki was a sweetheart and will be missed by everyone. Big hugs go to you and Clayton. We love...Read More »
23 of 69 | Posted by: Darren & Christi Sullivan - IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.. ”
24 of 69 | Posted by: Amy Basham - Harrisburg, NC

“We are memers of Harisburg UMC in Harrisburg NC with Shirley and Dan Luce and their family.. Our prayers and love go out to all or you. . May God...Read More »
25 of 69 | Posted by: Rhonda Hill - Concord, NC

“To the Grinstead/Luce family. Jacki was a wonderful person. Even though we had not seen her for years we will always remember her. She always wore...Read More »
26 of 69 | Posted by: Lynn and Roberta Oetting - IN

“Thinking of you all during this difficult time, Jackie has touched many with her vibrant smile, humor and kind heart....so sorry for your loss. ”
27 of 69 | Posted by: Julie & Gregory Welker - IN

“Our sympathy goes out to Jacki's family. We didn't know Jacki well, but had met her through her brother, Scott. Jacki was always ready with a quick...Read More »
28 of 69 | Posted by: Linda and Ken Galloway - IN

“Jacki is one of the most positive people I have ever known and she taught me so much at Kendall. She is the glue that held our Fort Wayne office...Read More »
29 of 69 | Posted by: Carol Butler - Fort Wayne, IN

“I met Jackie when my daughter and Clayton were in kindergarten together. She was so funny and easy to have conversations with, and I have many...Read More »
30 of 69 | Posted by: Linda Blake

“We have been priviledged to know your family and I remember the great funny times especially when you picked (lovingly) on your brother Scotty and...Read More »
31 of 69 | Posted by: BRENDA AND JIM BOWMAN - Ft Wayne, IN

“I am very sorry for the sorrow the family is going thru. I worked for Jacki for five years at Kendall and had a lot of respect for her.May the Lord...Read More »
32 of 69 | Posted by: Joyce Chaney - Fort Wayne, IN

“To Jacki's Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jacki was one of my fellow classmates from the class of '86 at NSHS. At our 25th class reunion...Read More »
33 of 69 | Posted by: Kathy Daly (Maloney) - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jacki was a pleasure to know in the process of building their home in Falcon Creek. This young lady glowed with love for her husband Chris and son,...Read More »
34 of 69 | Posted by: Marge Smithson - Fort Wayne, IN

“We were very fortunate to know Jacki. She was a sweet, great sense of humor, and just a wonderful lady to be with. Jacki will be missed by all who...Read More »
35 of 69 | Posted by: Kandy and George Hunter - OH

“As friends of Dan and Shirley, we know this has been a trying time for each of you. Please know that your church family is praying for you. Jacki...Read More »
36 of 69 | Posted by: P.G. and Audrey Lanier - NC

“Grinstead Family: I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Matt...Read More »
37 of 69 | Posted by: Matt Santilli - Leo, IN

“As long as I can remember in my history with Kendall Electric it was Jacki in Fort Wayne. I do feel that she is part of the reason the FW store is...Read More »
38 of 69 | Posted by: Linda Cary - Battle Creek, MI

“Please know that our prayers are with the family. I wish there was some way to help you, but know that she is looking down on each and everyone of...Read More »
39 of 69 | Posted by: Jill Mills - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry for your loss.....you are in my thoughts during this difficult time. ”
40 of 69 | Posted by: Kent MIller - Fort Wayne, IN

“My best memory of Jacki is her smile.It's was so constagious.She will be truly missed. but always remembered.My prayers and blessing goes out to her...Read More »
41 of 69 | Posted by: RON 'SCOONIE" PENN - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Jacki was one in a million, we were co- workers to begin with and then best of friends, some people thought we were joined at the hips, we would just...Read More »
42 of 69 | Posted by: Sharon Zink - Sebring, FL

“Jacki was a perfect combination of warmth, kindness and laughter. She was a ray of sunshine that brightened anyone's life that she came in contact...Read More »
43 of 69 | Posted by: Marianne Swanson - Portage, MI

“Every halloween I would put my big fake tarantula in her desk drawer and just wait patiently for that SCREAM followed by "idiot" loud enough for me...Read More »
44 of 69 | Posted by: Bob Winters - Warsaw, IN

“Chris and Clayton, May the prayers and support of your family and friends help you during this time as you grieve the loss of Jacki, wife and...Read More »
45 of 69 | Posted by: Annette Fields - Fort Wayne, IN

“To Scotty & Kenny and the Luce/Grinstead family, I remember the good times we all had working together at Pizza Hut. Those were the days! May...Read More »
46 of 69 | Posted by: Steve (Woodie) Woodson - IN

“With deepest sympathy Chris and Clayton-- Those who mean the most to us Are never really gone. For in our thoughts and in our hearts Their...Read More »
47 of 69 | Posted by: Joyce Bonney - Kalamazoo, MI

“When any of us here at Kendall Electric think of the Fort Wayne Location, Jacki is the first face you see in your mind. She was the essence of that...Read More »
48 of 69 | Posted by: Maxine - Battle Creek, MI

“Chris and Clayton, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this incredibly difficult time. As you remember the love and as...Read More »
49 of 69 | Posted by: Karen Taylor

“Chris, so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you and Clayton in my thoughts and prayers. ”
50 of 69 | Posted by: Jerry Zent - Fort Wayne, IN

“Since we didn't know her, reading the other letters on this site enables us to catch a glimpse into Jackie's life. We have prayed for her, Chris,...Read More »
51 of 69 | Posted by: De & Bonnie Hillyer - Harrisburg, NC

“Jacki made this world a better and brighter place. She touched our lives in so many ways. What an awesome person all around. Her inspiration and...Read More »
52 of 69 | Posted by: Jodi & Mark Matthias - friend

“Dan and Shirley, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. Lonie and Becky ”
53 of 69 | Posted by: Lonnie and Becky Prater - NC

“Chris and Clayton, I am so sorry for your loss. Jacki - It was a true pleasure to know and to work with you. You will be sadly missed ...Read More »
54 of 69 | Posted by: Kim Vandenboss - Battle Creek, MI

“we are very sad for the Grinstead and Luce family. We are very happy to have the chance to share time with you the last two years. You had a great...Read More »
55 of 69 | Posted by: Steve, Lynn, Lucas and James Hundersmarck - IN

“Chris, we were deeply saddened to learn about Jacki's passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May God watch over you and...Read More »
56 of 69 | Posted by: Angie, Brianna, Brittany, and Brielle (Puzynski) - IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
57 of 69 | Posted by: Leslie Golden - Charlotte, NC

“Chris and Clayton, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort knowing Jacki is at peace and in a better place. I have soo many fond...Read More »
58 of 69 | Posted by: Julie Sullivan - Leo, IN

“Jacki, You always made working with you a joy and a pleasure. Your wonderful personality, joy , and radiance insprired all of us. This gift you gave...Read More »
59 of 69 | Posted by: Kathi Wisniewski - Ashley, IN

“Even though I only met Jacki once or twice, I got to "know" her through the wonderful stories I've heard throughout the years from Danny and Shirley....Read More »
60 of 69 | Posted by: Lisa Wallace - Concord, NC

“It has been years since I worked with Jacki but she made such a postive impact on our work enviorment that To this day, i still thought of her often....Read More »
61 of 69 | Posted by: Larry Flanery - Saginaw, MI

“Thinking about and praying for you all. Sending hugs. Megan ”
62 of 69 | Posted by: Megan Mcnutt - harrisburg, NC

“Chris, Clayton, and all of Jacki's family: We are so sorry to hear of Jacki's passing. We will miss talking to Jacki outside and hearing her...Read More »
63 of 69 | Posted by: Lori Bowers - Fort Wayne, IN

“Thinking of you and your family Clayton. Your mom was a special lady that had a warm smile. She will surely be missed! ”
64 of 69 | Posted by: Meegan Braun - Leo, IN - Friend

“Chris and Clayton, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jacki was so blessed to be surrounded daily by you two guys who so adored her, and you...Read More »
65 of 69 | Posted by: Denise Oaks - Fort Wayne, IN

Jacki and Cheri ...  but who's the guy? “Words can't convey the light, joy and love Jacki brought to all of those she came in contact with. Made my years working with her a pure joy and will...Read More »
66 of 69 | Posted by: Ed - Friend and Co-worker

“Jacki...Even though it has been a while, I will always remember your giggles and your smile. You were such a genuinely sweet person with an amazing...Read More »
67 of 69 | Posted by: Jenni Lepley - Angola, IN

“Such a sweet and friendly gal was Jackie. She never buckled under pressure and she was always, always upbeat. Whenever i needed anything there was...Read More »
68 of 69 | Posted by: JUDI GATES - Portage, MI

“Jacki, was a wounderful, beautiful, caring preson. Who loved family and life. She had this infectious laugh, that could always make you smile. She...Read More »
69 of 69 | Posted by: Kim and Jon Mundy - Columbia City, IN


Jacki K. (Luce) Grinstead , 43, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Born in Fort Wayne, Jacki was the office coordinator for Kendall Electric for 26 years and a 1986 graduate of North Side High School. She loved watching her son play hockey along with his other sports and was his greatest fan. Surviving are her husband, Chris Grinstead of Fort Wayne, son, Clayton Grinstead at home, father, Dan (Shirley) Luce of Charlotte, NC, mother, Faye (Ken) Harmeyer of Fort Wayne, brothers, Scott (Michelle) Luce of Spencerville and Ken (Sarah) Luce of Fort Wayne, sister, Brenda (Paul) Eason of Charlotte, NC and grandmother, Lelah Luce of Charlotte, NC. Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road with Dr. William A. Deans officiating, calling 1 hour prior to service. Calling also 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial in Eel River Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Clayton's education c/o Chris Grinstead. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.