Arapahoe, Nebraska

Anna Grilli, age 69, of Arapahoe, Nebraska died on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at her home. She was born on February 22, 1943 at Superior, Colorado to Louigi & Mary (Anselme) Grilli.

She married Robert L. Duran on May 28, 1960 at Lafayette, Colorado. They lived in Superior, Erie, & Broomfield, Colorado. She would work at Tri City Bowl in Broomfield as a cook & waitress for 40 years. They moved to Arapahoe, Nebraska in 2001.

She enjoyed fishing, bingo, boating, gardening, traveling, and crocheting. She collected Elvis Pressley memorabilia and listening to his music. She was greatly adored by her family and thought of as the best wife, mother, & grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers William & Ralph Grilli, sister Ida Mae Grilli

She is survived by her husband: Robert Duran of Arapahoe, Nebraska

                                          Sons: Ronald Duran of Arapahoe, Nebraska

                                                    Phillip & wife Amy Duran of Broomfield, Colorado

                                 Daughters:  Roberta & husband Steve Hickey of Indianola, Nebraska

                                                     Janet & husband Randy Whitmore of Arapahoe, Nebraska

                                                    Karen & husband Robert Fage of Holbrook, Nebraska

                                                     Brenda Duran of Lafayette, Colorado

                                   Brothers:  Louie & wife Jayne Grilli of Arizona

                                                    Tony & wife Vivian Grilli of Golden, Colorado

                                       Sister:   Blanche & husband John Kounalis of Flower Mound, Texas

                            Sister-In-Law: Barb Grilli of Beaver City, Nebraska

Grandchildren: 13                    Great Grandchildren: 16

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Memorial services and inurnment will be at a later date.  Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.