Beatrice Grambau1926 - 2012
Beatrice Anna (Burzych) Grambau passed into eternal rest
on February 16, 2012 at the home of her daughter Gwen
in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Beatrice never completely
recovered from a stroke she suffered in July 2010.
Beatrice was born on July 24,1926 in Metz, Michigan
to Angus and Mary Burzych. She was the last surviving
child of their eleven children.
Beatrice is survived by her devoted husband and constant companion
Gerald H. Grambau whom she married on October 31, 1948. Also surviving are her
loving children, Gerald G. (Sue) Grambau of Metz, Michigan, Dr. Gail (Bill) Ruby,
of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina, Gwen (Don) Knapp and
Glory (Mike) Kelderhouse, both of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She will be greatly
missed by her grandchildren Eric (Becky) Clancy, Craig (Susan) Grambau,
Corey Hentkowski, Nikki Pietsch and her step grandson Phil (Amanda) Knapp
as well as her great-grandchildren Luke Clancy, Abigail Grambau, Samson, Deborah,
Nathan and Amelia Knapp. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, siblings, daughter Gina Grambau and
granddaughter Heather Beatrice Grambau Clancy.
Beatrice was a devoted Christian who believed in the Lord, Jesus Christ. She believed
that charity started at home and read her Bible daily. She is resting in Jesus’ arms
now, free from the pain and strife of life here on earth. She was secure in her
Beatrice was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother aunt and friend. She
was a homemaker and belonged to St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Metz, Michigan
her entire life. She worked side-by-side with her husband through almost 64 years
of life beginning on the family farm; raising her children, milking cows, baking
bread, gardening, sewing and just generally being there when she was needed. She
always baked the birthday cakes for family birthday celebrations. Beatrice and
Gerald were avid square and round dancers and belonged to the Rogers City club.
For several years she helped Gerald with the scorekeeping duties for the Presque Isle
County Spitzer league. It was often said that she could make something out of
nothing whether it be sewing, cooking, or doing crafts with her grandchildren.
In later life she and Gerald visited others in the neighborhood, she loved talking to
people, traveling and experiencing life.
Friends may call at the Beck Funeral Home in Rogers City on Sunday February 19
from 3:00pm to 8:00pm., prayer service at 7:00. Visitation will continue at
St. Dominic Catholic Church from 10:00am until the time of service at 11:00am.
Interment will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery next to her granddaughter Heather.