Obituary of Grant Grabarkewitz
- Obituary of Grant Grabarkewitz
Austin American-Statesman Online
2 Apr 2004
Grant Ryan Grabarkewitz
Grant Ryan Grabarkewitz, born on November 18, 2003, died peacefully in his
parents arms on Tuesday, March 30, 2004.
Grant was born with severe congenital heart disease and was able to spend
eight weeks at home before undergoing open heart surgery at Children's
Hospital of Austin. Even with all of the extremely wonderful care Grant
received in the past ten weeks, it became evident that this world was just
too much for his little body. Grant's life on earth was very short; but his
accomplishments are more profound than can be imagined. Grant has shown
Mommy and Daddy a side of our hearts we did not know well. Grant established
a home town for his brother and sisters by bringing this community together
for his family's sake. He did everything with love and introduced us to
neighbors we will cherish forever. Most of all, Grant has cleared a path to
Heaven for his family that will be followed until we meet again.
Grant is survived by his parents, Clark and Shannon Grabarkewitz; twin
sisters, Reagan and Mackenzie; and big brother, Brock. He is also survived
by grandparents, Debbie and Garry Brugger of LaGrange and Teddy and Trisha
Grabarkewitz of Richland Springs; and one great- grandmother, Beatrice
Brugger of LaGrange. Grant has lots of aunts and uncles, Heather and Steven
Zbranek of Austin, Mike Brugger of Austin, Sami and Mark Eddleton of Austin,
Lauri Grabarkewitz of Bastrop, Teddy and Kim Grabarkewitz of Luling, and
Carl and Tricia Hubanek of Georgetown; cousins, Jordan, Jillian, Jake,
Wesley, Steven, Peyton, Devon, Tyler, Lacey, Trevor, and Rylee. Grant is
also survived by many great- aunts and uncles; second cousins; and many
honorary aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive guests for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
on Friday, April 2, 2004, at Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 11:00 a.m.
Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Dennis Attabaugh. Serving as honorary
pallbearers will be Jeffrey Tuck and Brock Grabarkewitz.
The family requests memorial contributions may be made to: Pediatric ICU c/o
Children's Hospital of Austin, 1 Children's Place, 1400 N IH35, Austin,
Texas 78701. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at
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