Griewahn, Julia Erliene
Apr. 29, 1926 - Dec. 28, 2013
Julia Erliene Griewahn, 87, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, died on Dec. 28, 2013. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Sat., Jan. 4, 2014 at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th Street in Kalamazoo, MI. Services will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sat., at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th Street, 269-343-1508, www.langelands.com
Passed to her heavenly home on Saturday, December 28, 2013, age 87. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched, but never forgotten. Julia was born in Ludington, MI on April 29, 1926, the daughter of the late Omer and Juliana (Christiansen) Carter. She graduated from Scottville High School and the University Of Michigan
School Of Nursing in 1947. She was employed by Bixby Hospital in Adrian, where she had worked in the OR, the ER, and taught nursing students through U of M. She also helped to open the first coronary and intensive care unit at Bixby. Later she worked and was director of nursing at Oakview Nursing Home in Ludington, MI. She loved and enjoyed her family, being a 4-H leader, golfing, and serving the Lord. She had been a member of Ogden Bible Church in Adrian, Washington Ave. Baptist Church in Ludington, and Community Baptist Church in Englewood, FL where she was also active in Christian Women's Club. She married her loving husband, Carl Otto Griewahn, on October 12, 1963 and they were able to celebrate their 50th anniversary with family & friends this past October. She leaves to cherish her memory Carl; her children, Gerald (Shirley Davis) Griewahn of Sparta, TN, Michael (Pam) McComb of Adrian, MI, Candace (Mike) Reed of Blissfield, MI and Virginia "Ginny" (Charles "Chuck") Parnaby of Portage, MI; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Golden Carter, Burton Carter, and George Carter, and her first husband, Edward McComb.