Obituary of Rose Grudzinski
March 18, 1949 – August 5, 2020
Rose Grudzinski. Age 71 of Brownstown.
Beloved wife of Richard Grudzinski. Loving mother of Sara (Ty) Metzger, Alan (Elena Gimenez-Grudzinski) Grudzinski and Lisa (Al Miklautsch) Grudzinski. Dearest grandmother of Eden Rose Metzger, Jack Metzger, Christian Grudzinski and Isabella Grudzinski. Dear sister of Christine Lucas, Mary Ann Liniger, John Yuhas and Mike Yuhas. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Bertha Yuhas and her brother Anthony Yuhas.
Viewing will take place from 11:00-11:30am at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church.
- A mask will be required of each person attending public Mass.
- Seating capacity (to allow for social distancing) will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis up to 125 people.
- Additional seating is available in the Social Hall if the church reaches capacity.
- Mass will be live-streamed from Our Lady of the Woods’ Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/
Cremation will take place at The On-Site Crematory located within the Molnar Funeral Homes - Brownstown Chapel.
A celebration of Rose’s life and legacy will be scheduled for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Annual Light the Night event in personal support of Rose’s “Grud’s Group.” Rose was “relentless for a cure” and participated in Light the Night for over 20 years. https://pages.lls.org/ltn/mi/
Rose Marie Grudzinski was born in Taylor, Michigan, where she lived with her parents as the “middle child” of six siblings, attending St. Cyril Catholic School and graduating from St. Francis Xavier High School. Rose attended Mercy College and graduated from Marygrove College with her Bachelor's degree in education. She earned Master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University in Special Education and Early Childhood Education.
Rose and Rich were married on June 4, 1971, and raised their three children, Sara, Alan & Lisa, with love and encouragement. They enjoyed spending time together at family gatherings, sporting events, weekend outings to the beach and parks, and vacations to places near and far. Rose especially enjoyed spending time with their grandkids, Edie, Jack, Christian & Bella by taking them for adventures in “the woods”, having sleepovers, craft-making, and supporting anything and everything they have ever done.
Rose’s career as an educator spanned 40 years. She touched the lives of many children, families, and colleagues with her kindness, patience, and caring nature. Rose had a unique ability to make others feel important and special. She loved sewing, gardening, watching birds, cooking and baking and spending time with friends and family. She was actively involved in the parish at Our Lady of the Woods, and enjoyed serving as a lector for weekly mass.
Rose had an uncanny ability to remember important dates by using her self-made formula, and often came up with nicknames of local places, which never ceased to make her family laugh. She was the ultimate “good sport,” always enjoyed a joke, and loved a good party.