Amy Martina Grambow-Pytlik’s story started on February 18,1981 in Milwaukee, WI, the middle child to Charles and Mary and her journey ended after a vigorous battle with cancer, as she passed on in peace surrounded by friends and family on February 27, 2019. Loved ones that cleared the path for Amy are her father, Charles (Tuna) Grambow and grandfather, Elroy Grambow. These are the facts but they do not tell the true story of who Amy was and what she meant to the people who knew and loved her.
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Amy was a strong-willed and determined woman, She would always let you know what she thought about a situation, regardless if you asked for her opinions or not. This gumption served her well as she did not let any situation dictate her direction; instead, she forged her own paths. It was her tenacity that would not let any obstacles limit her ambitions. As such, Amy was able to achieve her BSN while undergoing chemo treatments. She was an amazing nurse and a role model to her peers as she assisted countless women and families experience the miracle of life during her time as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Elmbrook Hospital. Her loyalty and strength were defining characteristics that Amy constantly exuded in every facet of her life; albeit her work, her family, her faith. She was a bulldog of a person who would defend the people she cared for with every fiber of her being but had the capacity to be compassionate and tender all in the same minute. This was no different from how she approached her time clashing with cancer. For 3 long years this condition had to deal with Amy and she confronted it with all the courage and grit you would expect from her. We all know she gave this epidemic all it could bear and handled her call back home with grace and bravery that is imitable.
Amy was married to the love of her life, Michael (Pickle) Pytlik for nine years. Of all of her accomplishments, the four that stand out above the rest would be her children, Brandon (19), Alyssa (15), Andrew (12) and Benjamin (11). The unconditional love and devotion Amy expressed for these kids was unparalleled. She would always go the extra mile; whether that meant traveling across the state for soccer games, making sure that the coach knew if they were doing a good job or not or even filling in to help coach, she did whatever was needed.
Having to memorialize Amy has been a daunting task as this could take pages upon pages to express the greatness she possessed. Bottom line, Amy was the most generous, kind, loving, and nurturing mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, and friend anyone could ever have met and you should have considered yourself truly blessed to have had the opportunity to experience the full scope this woman had to offer. She will forever be deeply missed but never forgotten
Everyone who remembers Amy is asked to celebrate her life in their own way and perhaps perform an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness as a gesture to her and her life.
Visitation Tuesday March 5, 2019 from 9:00-11:00. Mass at 11:00 followed by burial at St. Boniface Catholic Church W204N11940 Goldendale Rd Germantown, WI 53022. Luncheon to follow at American Legion Post No. 1 N120W15932 Freistadt Rd. Germantown, WI 53022.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that memorial contributions be directed to the Amy Grambow-Pytlik Memorial Fund for the children’s future educational expenses. Contributions can be made directly at any Landmark Branch or checks made to the memorial fund.