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  • Grant F. Agne

  • Grant F. Agne, 87, formerly of Parkside Court, Dolgeville, and a Town of Norway native, died on March 18, 2013, at Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing, Little Falls, where he resided since September of 2011.

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  • Grant F. Agne, 87, formerly of Parkside Court, Dolgeville, and a Town of Norway native, died on March 18, 2013, at Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing, Little Falls, where he resided since September of 2011.
    Mr. Agne was born on October 15, 1925, on Dairy Hill in Norway, a son of the late William S. and Mary I. (Reese) Agne. He received his education at the Dairy Hill Country School and worked on the family farm from an early age. In 1944, he entered the U.S. Army and first served with the A Company 163rd Infantry during WW II. He also served with the Headquarters Company 48th Armored Medical Battalion for over a year prior to his discharge in 1946. In December of 1949, Grant reenlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 278th Infantry during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1952 at the rank of Corporal and was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.
    Grant assisted his brother, Leigh, with his dairy farm for many years and was a seasonal employee of the Herkimer County Highway Department for a few years.  He had also worked at Bendix and Pettibone and was a custodian at West Canada Valley Central School for a few years. On December 31, 1971, he was united in marriage with Jean (Darrow) Paul in Dolgeville. The couple resided in Newport until moving to Dolgeville in 1984. Jean preceded him in death on February 19, 2007. Mr. Agne was a member of both the V.F.W. and D.A.V. and a life member of the 24th Infantry Division Association. He was of the Methodist faith.
    Survivors include many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Martha Mamrosch, of Dolgeville. In addition to his wife, Grant was predeceased by two sisters, Merle Agne and Reba Dunderdale; and by six brothers, Merlin, Leigh, Glenn, William, Jr.,  Ross and Roger Agne.
    Funeral services will be held at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, on Friday at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Deborah Waldron, Pastor of the Newport Methodist Church, officiating. Interment with military honors will take place in Middleville Rural Cemetery later this spring. A calling hour will be prior to the funeral on Friday from 3-4 p.m.
    Grant’s family extends sincere thanks for the compassionate care provided by the staff of Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing.
    Memorials may be made to Stratford-Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
    Online tributes at www.autenrithfuneral.com.
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