Dr. Charles Harry Grandstaff
MTHS Class of 1923

Dr. Charles Harry Grandstaff, 90 years old, of Rockford, Illinois, died Saturday, March 4, 1995, at home after a long illiness. He was born on Nov. 1, 1904, in Mounds, son of Charles Lester and Golda Grandstaff.

He graduated from Mounds High School and Knox College, where he joined Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He also graduated from the University of Illinois, Lewis Institute, now Loyola University, in Chicago. He practiced oral surgery in Rockford, Illinois since 1936.

He served as Lieutenant Colonel in the dental corps during World War II and was chief of maxillo-facial surgery of the 108th General Hospital, which operated in England, Normandy, and Paris, and was a regional consultant in maxillo-facial surgery for the Seine Section, European Theater of operations.

He was the former president of the Winnebago county Dental Society and a member of Delta Sigma Delta, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Association of Military Surgeons. He was also a member of the American Society of Oral Surgeons and Chicago Society of Oral Surgeons. He was Life Fellow of American Association of Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgeons.

Additionally, he ws a member of the University Club of Rockford, Masons, Freeport Consistory and Tebala Shrine Temple. He was a member of the Congregational Church in Mounds and Second Congregational Church in Rockford.

Survivors include his wife, Virgina; two sons, Craig and Tom, three daughters, Carol, Christine, and Catherine and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Lester and his sister Catherine Wyman. He is survived by one nephew Dr. Harvey Grandstaff, and two nieces Dr. Linda Wyman and Eloise Portera.

Memorial services will be at 2 P.M. Wednesday, March 8 in the Second Congregational Church, main sanctuary, with Rev. Dean Dairymple officiating. A private burial in the Mound City National Soldier and Sailors Cemetery, Mound City, Illinois with an army chaplain officiating.