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2/10/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Andrea Marie Griep
Andrea Marie Griep
Andrea Marie Griep, 49, formerly of DeWitt, died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2013, at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Ill.

A service will be held at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, with visitation one hour prior.

Full military honors and interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt.

Andrea was born June 13, 1963, in Maquoketa to Thomas and Mona Regenwether Griep. She graduated from Central Community Schools in DeWitt and attended the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in nursing.

Andrea had an extensive career in the military and health care field. Lieutenant Commander Griep, a nurse officer, was assigned as the assistant health services administrator at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center and retired Feb. 1 from the United States Public Health Service. (USPHS).

LCDR Griep joined the Army in October 1981, and later joined the USPHS as a senior COSTEP in September of 1996 and came on active duty in November 1997 at Fort Worth, Texas. She also served at Terre Haute, Ind., (2005-2007) and arrived in Chicago in February 2007, where she remained until her retirement.

Andrea was passionate about children and played an active role in charities dedicated to child trafficking and child abuse. She was commended for her supervisory ability and nursing skills and talents. Andrea was promoted quickly and made rank at 21 years of age, setting an army precedent.

Survivors include her mother and brother, Mona and Jeff Griep of DeWitt; aunts, uncles and cousins; and a close friend and caregiver, Dana Rodriquez of Chicago.

Preceding Andrea in death were her father, grandparents and an uncle.

Condolences may be expressed and photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneral homes.com.

What though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight; Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind . . .

- Splendor in the Grass, 1961

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