Julie Grabowski

July 8, 1969 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 54) 54 Years Old


Julie A. Grabowski, 54, of Fort Wayne, died Monday September 11, 2023. Julie was born in Fort Wayne on July 8, 1969, the daughter of Norbert A. and Carolyne (Laux) Minick. She married Robert L. Grabowski, Jr. on July 22, 1989; he survives after 34 years of marriage. Julie was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church; she was an avid cat lover and also had an admiration for candles, which she collected. In addition to her husband Robert, Julie is also survived by their sons; Kyle (Alea) Grabowski of Pittsburgh PA and Brian T. (Emily) Grabowski of Fort Wayne; her mother, Carolyne Minick of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Emma Grabowski of Pittsburgh, and Elena Grabowski of Fort Wayne; her brother, John (Beth) Minick of Fort Wayne; niece, Cara (Kaleb) Hoover and nephew, Jacob Minick, both of Fort Wayne. Julie was preceded in death by her father, Norbert A. Minick. Julie will be buried in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery – Hessen Cassel, on Friday September 15, 2023, with a graveside service at 2:00pm. Arrangements through Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave. The family’s preferred memorials are Humane Fort Wayne, online at or by mail to 4914 S. Hanna St., Fort Wayne, IN 46806 or to the American Heart Association, online at, or by mail to 8720 Castle Creek Pkwy. E. Drive, #100, Indianapolis, IN 46250. To share a remembrance of Julie or to offer condolences to her family, please visit


Graveside Service
September 15, 2023

2:00 PM


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