Grace Marie Cecchi, 25, died Saturday, August 12, 2023, following a courageous battle with Leukemia. She was born January 30, 1998, in Green Bay to Steven Cecchi and Kelly (Heim) Cecchi.
Grace was a graduate of Ashwaubenon High School, Class of 2016, where she excelled in soccer under her coach, Paul Timmons. She later was a graduate of UW Eau Claire, Class of 2020. Following college, she began working for Miller Public Adjusters in Appleton as their Marketing Sales Specialist. During her senior year of high school, she started dating the love of her life and perfect partner, “Jonny”. They were looking forward to starting their married life together in August of 2023. Grace was an outgoing, mischievous personality who loved the outdoors, kayaking, swimming, target shooting, being artistic, and expressive. She was known as a prankster with her friends. She especially enjoyed her trip to see Taylor Swift in June in Minneapolis. She will be remembered as a kind and loving daughter, playful and protective sister, and a dear friend.
Grace is survived by her father, Steven Cecchi; her mother; Kelly Cecchi (Pete Skaar); her brother, Adam; her fiancé, Jonathan Rodgers; paternal grandparents, Ronald (Barbara) Cecchi, maternal grandmother, Pat Heim, and uncle Ron (Wendy) Cecchi; aunts, Tina (Kevin) Berg and Kim (Karsten) Haugen; cousins, Christopher (Katie) Cecchi, Kyle Cecchi, Andrew Cecchi, Ryan Cecchi, Tyler Haugen (fiancé Emily Gjonnes), and Nathan Haugen; many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Norbert Heim.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, Thursday, August 17th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2771 Oakwood Drive, on Friday, August 18th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Don Everts officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokowall.com.
Grace received numerous transfusions during her treatments and the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to benefit The American Red Cross, or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.org.)
Grace’s family extends a sincere word of thanks to the caring staff of St. Vincent Hospital 9th Floor, St. Vincent Cancer Center, and the Short Stay for the care and compassion given to Grace and to her family, as well as to the staff of University Hospital in Madison, especially their 6th Floor Transplant Wing.
Carl Pauc is serving the family.