Sydney Catherine Gramig

Gramig, Sydney Catherine Went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 22, 2013. She was just 20 years young. Sydney battled heart issues from birth. She had a heart transplant at age 7 and another at 20. She is survived by her loving and devoted parents Greg and Bo, her granny Beverly Ortega. Sydney was attending St. Charles Community College through the A+ program and wanted to be a psychologist. Sydney loved reading, the St. Louis Zoo, fashion and going to the movies. Sydney was a member of the former West County Christian Church where she was baptized and was active in the youth group. Sydney is preceded in death by her grandparents Bill & Gloria Gramig and Ronald Lee Russell, Sr. She is survived and dearly loved by aunts & uncles: Mike & Cindy Gramig, Chris & Judy Gramig, Theresa & Mark Stiebling, Marian Gramig, Nick & Maria Gramig, Carol & Tony Nall, Madonna & Mike Kullman, Tim & Terry Gramig, Joe & Mickey Gramig, Ron Russell, Mona Ortega, a host of adoring cousins, extended family and friends. Services: Visitation will take place at Gateway Christian Church on Sat. April 27 from 12-1 with a Celebration of Life at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, . The family encourages organ donation. Arrangements being handled Schrader Crematory.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Apr. 24, 2013