Carla Esther Grotrian, 37, of Ligonier, passed away on September 17, 2013 at home. She was born on September 14, 1976 in Lincoln, NE to Curtis and Doris (Woods) Gierhan. She married Anthony Grotrian on July 20, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony, of Ligonier, son, Andrew “Drew” Callander, at home, and Liam Anthony Grotrian, who would have been born on October 1, 2013, step-son, Marshall Grotrian, of Goshen.  Her parents, Curtis and Doris Gierhan, of Ligonier survive, as well as a sister, Carmen Gierhan of Ligonier, and a brother, Carl (Derek Ferguson) Gierhan of Indianapolis, IN. Carla is survived by her Mother- and Father-In-Law, Mark and Diane Grotrian, of Millersburg, and her Brothers-In-Law, Nathan (Jordan) Grotrian and Darrin (Rebecca) Grotrian. Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins also survive.

Carla was a homemaker. She coached volleyball at West Noble Schools and played volleyball at IPFW. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ligonier. She was a wonderful mother who enjoyed her family immensely. She was a Chicago Cubs and a Nebraska Husker Football fan.

A funeral service in her honor will be Saturday September 21, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 W. Fourth St. Ligonier, IN 46767 at 10 A.M. Rev. Dr. Phil Schamehorn will officiate.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday September 20, 2013 from 2-8 P.M. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family for her son, Drew’s, college fund


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Warren

 

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