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June Loeffler Grushkin

Died: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Age: 51
June Loeffler Grushkin, 51, of Oak park, Ill. passed away December 15, 2009. June Elizabeth was born October 28, 1958 in Almont, the daughter of June and the late Joe Loeffler.

She graduated from Almont High School as validictorian of her class in 1976. She worked for the local newspaper and helped clear the ground (junk yard) for the Almont park.

She attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1980, and won the Hopwood Award for writing in 1978.

She spent several years in California, and came back to Michigan on a grant from Channel 56 to write for a year. She then moved to Chicago to attend Columbia University.

She married Barry Grushkin on September 7, 1996.

They moved to Boston where she wrote grants for the Boston Hospital. She then went back to the Chicago area in 1977 and wrote for the Resurrection Health Care.

She is survived by husband Barry; daughter, Anaya; mother, June; siblings, Peggy Smith, Mary (Rich) Rohrer, Julie (Jim) Swenson, Joe, Jr. (Sara) Loeffler and Barbara (Warwick) Arden; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and one aunt.

Memorial services were held December 29 at St. Johns in Allenton and Holy Family Medical Center Chapel, Des Plains, Illinois.
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