Dr. Walter Grabowski

    Dr. Walter Grabowski, of Mattawan, went home to the Lord, April 22, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, surrounded by his beloved family. Walter was born Jan. 29, 1932, to John Peter Grabowski and Frances Josephine (Aniol) Grabowski in Little Falls, NY.
    On June 13, 1959, he wed Carol Marie Jurisic. His wife, Carol, preceded him in death in 2000. He was united in marriage to Joann O’Malley in 2001 in Beaufort, SC.
    Walter is survived by his wife, Joann; son, Walter (Kathryn) Grabowski of Dur-ham, NC; daughters, Karen (Glenn) Blackard of Bristol, VA, Joann (Thomas) Luke of Kohler, WI, Susanne (Mark) Reisterer of Portage, MI; 13 grandchildren;  three great-grandchildren;  four beloved step-children; and nine step-grandchildren; his brother, Theodore (Pat) Grabowski of Lubbock, TX; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by two sisters: Nellie Arnold and Francis Prestopnik; two brothers: John and Joseph Grabowski; and two infant grandsons, John Francis Luke and Joseph Michael Reisterer.
    Visitation will be held Sunday, April 28, from  2 to 4 p.m. at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive,  Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900, with the Rosary to be recited at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 29) at 11 a.m. at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 23830 Front Ave., Mattawan, with a luncheon following in the church hall. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
    Visit Walter’s personal web page at: www.BetzlerFuneralHome.com, to share a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Bosco Catholic Church.


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