WEHMANN- Grace Meta, age 92 of Herndon, VA was the last Haefele child of her generation. Grace passed quietly with family by her side. Grace was lovingly cared for by her daughter Janet and family, with whom she lived the past several years. She was born in Huntington, New York on February 23, 1929, the year of the Great Stock Market Crash. She is preceded in death by her husband Benjamin, and children Robert Benjamin and Nancy Joyce. Also preceding her were parents Frank Xavier and Meta Lena Haefele, grandparents George and Lena Schlotterer and Frank and Ana Haefele, and siblings Helen Adams, Alberta Calandrillo, Edna Morgan, Ethel Haefele, Frank Haefele and Henry Haefele. She is survived by children John Frank Wehmann, James Henry Wehmann, Janet Grace Higgins, Jennifer Caroline Picardi, eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Grace left her childhood home after a devastating fire, spending her senior year in high school in Fayetteville, North Carolina with Kenneth and Helen Adams, Grace’s sister. She returned to Long Island, New York upon graduation and worked at Hazeltine during WWII. She married the love of her life Benjamin Henry “Red” Wehmann on February 12, 1949 at Central Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Grace and Ben later became members of Northport Baptist Church until moving to Reston, VA in 1996. She inherited her love of music and the arts from her parents and enjoyed playing the piano. Her faith and family gave her the greatest joy. A service will be held at Cornerstone Chapel, 650 Battlefield Parkway SE, Leesburg VA 20175. Receiving of friends will be at 1:00 pm with the service starting at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 10, 2022. A graveside service will be held at Long Island National Cemetery; service area 2L located at 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY at 1:30 pm on Friday, February 11, 2022.
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