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Judith A. Grossnickle

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“Judy loved to help me in the family genealogy quest. She loved to find something I could NOT. Her emails always started with "Tah Dah!" followed...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Madelon Dickson - Springvillr, TN

“I was so sad to hear about Judy. We were good friends in high school in Berrien Springs MI. I was always glad to see her at class reunions. I...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Charlotte Rasberry - Waterford, MI

“Thoughts and prayers are with each of you .. Thinking and praying for you Uncle Bob.. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sandi Follette - Painted Post, NY

“Aunt Judy loved her family and her faith was very much apart of her life. I loved getting my annual Christmas card from her, usually one with some...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sandi Follette - Painted Posy, NY

“I feel blessed to have cared for Judy and meet her beautiful family.. Bob gives the best hugs... I know how happy she was to meet her first...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tracy Novak - Walkerton - Nurse

“To all of you, may God grant you peace as you mourn the passing of your wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Although we briefly met, as long...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Rick (Opie) Opaczewski and Pam Eichorst - IN

“From green eggs and ham, to sleep overs at grandmas, this woman was the light in my life! She was a mentor, grandma, but more importantly helped me...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Carrie - Niles, MI - grandchild

“I am sorry about your families loss. I just saw her like weeks ago where my mother is at. She was always so nice to me. My heart goes out to all...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Banicki - Mishawaka, IN

“So sorry Bob. I have nothing but good memories of Judy. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Ron Nagy - Mish, IN - friend

“I am deeply saddened by the news of Judy's passing. My heart felt condolences to Bob and the entire Grossnickle Family. The memories of Judy will...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Shelly Phillips - Charlotte, NC

“All of the Cintron family share in the loss of our dear friend Judy with the entire Grossnickle family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and the...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: JUAN AND LINDA CINTRON - FRIEND

“We will all have happy memories to reflect on forever. We all love you. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Dorma Grossnickle - Paris, TN

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to Laura, Danielle and Chase, and to all of Judith's family and friends. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Donna O'Donnell - Madison, WI


Granger - Judy Grossnickle was surrounded by her loving family when she died on May 16, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She devoted her life to her family and her final days were spent with them. Judy was born on November 30, 1937 in Benton Harbor. She grew up on the family farm in Berrien Springs as the oldest of six children. She graduated from Berrien Springs High School two years early and went on to graduate from Western Michigan with a teaching degree. She married the love of her life, H. Robert Grossnickle, on June 6, 1959 and joyfully celebrated almost 56 years of married life. They raised four children, were blessed with nine grandchildren, two step grandchildren and one great grandchild. Judy and Bob were very involved at Chet Waggoner Little League and deeply enjoyed coaching their daughters' softball teams and their sons' baseball teams. Judy taught at Woodard preschool for over 20 years including teaching four of her own grandchildren. Judy enjoyed happy memories from their annual "inlaw/outlaw weekends" when her siblings and their spouses traveled together. She loved playing bridge and tennis with her many lifelong friends. Judy mastered the science of genealogy as she dearly enjoyed solving the mysteries of her own family history, and branched out to help other people discover their family history. The love of family spurred Judy to create many treasured family traditions. She creatively celebrated Christmas around the world by choosing a different country each year and sharing the meals, gifts and traditions of that country. Each of her grandchildren's lives were celebrated on Thanksgiving by honoring them annually with Blue Ribbon Grandchildren award presentations sharing their accomplishments over the previous year. On the day she died, Judy was honored with her own Blue Ribbon award presentation from her family for all of her outstanding roles. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Jeanne Calay, and her son, Michael. Surviving her are her husband, H. Robert Grossnickle; her siblings, Karen (Carl) Bixby, Madelon (Leon) Dickson, Marianne (Denny) Stover, Cindy Vince, Mark (Nancy) Calay; her children Steven (Debbie) Grossnickle, David (Chris) Grossnickle, Laura Calay, Kristi (Randy) Easton; her grandchildren Brandon Grossnickle, Michelle (Michael) Russell, Amy and Bobby Grossnickle, Danielle & Chase Cunniff, Carrie and Kevin Easton, Ryder Garrett, Ryan Goldstone and Alyson (Phil) Bragg; and her great grandson, Carter Russell. Friends may visit at Kaniewski Funeral Home from 4:00-8:00 on Tues, May 19 and a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 5:00. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Parish on Wed, May 20 at 10:30 am with Monsignor Bill Schooler officiating and visitation one hour prior. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center SICU, Hospice Foundation or Chet Waggoner Little League. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.kaniewski.com.