Madison - Adam M. Gritzmacker, age 23, had taken his own life on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was born on March 28, 1993, in Madison, the son of Paul Gritzmacker and Kimberly Hartman. In 2011, Adam graduated from Madison East High School. Adam currently was working for KleenMark in their commercial cleaning department. In his spare time, Adam loved to eat, he also enjoyed listening to loud music, skateboarding, playing video games, his stereo equipment and taking care of the truck that his father had left to him. Adam will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Adam is survived by his grandma, Kay Gritzmacker; his mother, Kimberly (Scott) Blackney; his two siblings, Austin Kirch and Bailey Hartman; nephew, Carter Morrison; grandmother, Sharyn (Doug) Erickson; aunt, Laura Gritzmacker; two uncles, Mark (Ann) Erickson and Mike Hartman; and several cousins including, Brittany Martin, Stephanie Martin and Jill Showers. Adam is also survived by many other loving family and skateboarding friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Gritzmacker on February 27, 2015; grandfather, Reggie Gritzmacker; and great grandparents, Delores and Jerome Erickson.
Funeral services will be held at CRESS FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE, 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastor Sonja Heiser officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 9:00 am until the time of service. Graveside services will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monona, Wisconsin.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison
Adam had so much natural talent and skill on a skateboard. He was always willing to go for it no matter what the outcome, and always with that most excellent Gritzmacker grin. Your family of skaters will never forget you or what you brought to the session... RIP little brother, we will grind everything on the other side...
I remember the day in the sun we shared. Rest in peace, my friend.
Going to miss you Adam. You are with God now. Love you,
Grandma Kay, we are so sorry to hear the tragic news of Adam's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of Adam's family. Love and God's Blessings to your, - Neal and Sue Dietsche
Our hearts go out to all Adam's family and friends. Adam used to visit our home during the middle school years. He was always such a kind young man. His smile was infectious and would brighten a room. We're glad he and Cullen were friends.
Pam & Dennis Granzen
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