Friday, May 11th, 2018
Mary Jean Grandlienard
Mary Jean Grandlienard, 89, Berne, Indiana, entered heaven Wednesday, May 9, 2018 after a short illness.
She was born March 16, 1929 in the home of her parents, William and Edith Stillberger of Celina, OH.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Kenneth, 93, who resides at Swiss Village, Berne, IN.
Also living are her children: Lorraine (Max) Amstutz of Port Huron, MI; Dan (Jody) Grandlienard of Elmhurst, IL, Diann Grandlienard of Grayslake, IL, Paul (Mary) Grandlienard of Ft. Wayne, IN, Carol Grandlienard of Kimberly, WI, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Before moving to Berne, IN in 2008, Mary Jean spent 59 years of married life on a Jersey farm outside Celina, OH. She kept busy with: sewing, cooking, gardening, canning, milking, and driving tractors. She was a charter member of Grace Missionary Church and was involved in many ways: Sunday School, organist/pianist, building committee, women's ministries, district women's board, and Fall Retreat Chairman.
She worked as a secretary at the Celina Chamber of Commerce from 1985-1995. She started playing golf when she was 67 and before passing said, "golf is one of the most comforting, fun thing to do." She will be remembered as a woman of deep faith who loved her family, her church and her friends.
Visitation will be Monday, May 14th at the Swiss Village Chapel from 10-11 a.m. and at Grace Missionary Church, Celina, OH from 5-8 p.m.
The funeral will be Tuesday, May 15th at 11 a.m. at Grace Missionary Church with visitation one hour prior to services. Officiating is Pastor Max Amstutz. Burial will be in the Swamp College Cemetery, rural Celina.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Grace Missionary Church, Celina &/or First Missionary Church, Berne.
You may sign the guest book on-line at Arrangements by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
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