Gritzmaker, Lisa

Written by David Green.

Lisa Michelle Gritzmaker, 24, of Blissfield, Mich., died July 13, 2012. 

She was known as a loving wife and mother of two and was due to deliver her third child in September 2012. 

Lisa was a very giving person, always trying to help those around her. She loved volunteering her time and making donations to local charities.  She had an infectious laugh and smile that she was always able to share with anyone. She is also remembered as stubborn, strong-willed and opinionated.

Lisa’s hobbies included fishing, photography, playing games on the computer, going for motorcycle rides, gardening, bowling, dancing, attending hockey games and sending text messages to her friends. She enjoyed reading and loved the Twilight Series of books and movies.  She was an avid NASCAR fan and favored Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne.  

Lisa is survived by two daughters, Alyssa, 5, and Autumn, 18 months; her husband of 18 months, Jacob; her mother, Robin (and David) McCowan; her father, Mark Burrow; one sister, Stephanie Burrow; a half-sister, Jessica (Burrow) (and Nate) Bugbee; and her grandmother, Marlene (and Bill) Burrow Cates.

She was preceded in death by her unborn daughter, Abigail Michelle Gritzmaker; sister Amy Merrill; grandfather Herschel “Papa” Burrow; and grandparents Florence and Herb Linke.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Blissfield Baptist Church, with Pastor Tom Frantz officiating.  Private graveside services will follow at a later date. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Blissfield Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made for the family and children through the Blissfield Baptist Church, 717 N. Monroe St, Blissfield, MI 49228.

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