Tracy Jo Gravenish, 58, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away on November 24, 2017
Born October 24, 1959 in Sioux City, Iowa, she was the daughter of Rodney and Margaret (Roepke) Maffin. Tracy graduated in 1978 at Cherokee Washington High School. She was united in marriage to Duane Gravenish, September 25, 1981. Together they had four children. Tracy worked at Cherokee Mental Health Institute, Bills Bottles and Cans and at the local hotel.
Tracy is survived by three sons; Brady Gravenish and his wife Tessa, Lucas Gravenish and his wife Jennifer, Mitchell Gravenish, and a daughter, Katie Gravenish. Seven grandchildren; Gavin, Gabriel, Elyssa, Bella, Miles, Lane, and Charles. Two sisters; Jill Dushinske and husband John of Sandy, Utah, Linn Hayden and husband Mike from Ankeny, Iowa, and a brother, Dan Maffin of Seward, Nebraska, and many nieces and nephews. Tracy is preceded in death by her parents, Rodney and Margaret Maffin.
Tracy was a master cook in the kitchen, she did not need a recipe to make a bountiful masterpiece. She was loved by many and loved many in return. Tracy would help anyone with anything and she always had a smile on her face. Tracy had a fierce unconditional love for her children, you would be hard-pressed to find someone more proud of her children then she was. Tracy had a love for life, loved to be outside, and traveled a lot with her family and friends. Tracy was one in a million; a Mom, a grandma, a friend, and a second Mom to many. She will be missed.
A celebration of Tracy's life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Spring Lake Yacht Club in Cherokee. Please join the family for a time of food, fellowship, and sharing of memories honoring Tracy's life.
Father Dan Guenther
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday night at the funeral home.
"Spirit In The Sky"
Oak Hill Cemetery
at a later date.