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Earlene Moose Graudin
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    1600 Old Trolley Road
    Summerville, SC 29485

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“Life is a gift from God. Our children, family, friends, neighbors, and strangers are all gifts to be savored. Although some days may be full of...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Rev.Falak Robson - Baltimore, MD

“Our prayers are with the family at this time of loss; however we rejoice knowing of her strong faith and that she is now rejoicing with the Lord.Ruth...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family,I am sorry to hear about your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted " and "comforts all who mourn " sustain your...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. ”
4 of 32 | Posted by: Lisa Johnson - Alexandria, VA

“To all in the Graudin family...our hearts are broken. There is a lot, yet so little to say. The girls and I send our prayers, love, and sympathy to...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Carol Potts - Alexandria, VA

“Dear Graudin family, what can I say except praise and glory to God for Earline is home. She and Carol are together again! ”
6 of 32 | Posted by: Joseph Albaugh - St. Charles, MO

“Uncle John, Julie, Steve, Kevin and family- our sincerest condolences and sympathy on your loss. Earlene was special-what an amazing person... wife,...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Michael Lindemeyer - Franklin, WI

“Dear Graudin Family,How can I express myself, completely, when a dear friend has been lost to me and my family. We have known all of you since 1968...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Jennie Nette - Fredericksburg, VA

“Julie and family, from what I've been reading about your mom, she was a very special lady. I know she is in the arms of the Lord. I am so sorry for...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Karen Laport - Charleston, SC

“Julie, Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. May you find peace in Christ our Lord. ”
10 of 32 | Posted by: Ginny & Fonso Grayson - SC

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of your passing. Your life represented everything that was good about life, love and humanity. You will be so...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Michael Lindemeyer - Franklin, WI

“Extending my deepest sympathy for your loss. During this difficult time may God provide comfort and strengthen you. God invites you to throw all of...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Lisa - SC

“So saddened to hear about Earlene's untimely passing. May the entire Graudin family find comfort and strength to face the coming days and many loving...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Kathy Kirch - Englewood, FL

“Pastor John, Steve, Kevin & Julie - I have so many fond memories of Earlene. In addition to having her be a mom and friend to so many of us, I felt...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Janet St. John - Littleton, CO

“Julie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, Kathy Ward ”
15 of 32 | Posted by: Kathy Ward - Mount Pleasant, SC

“John, Julie and the rest of the Graudin Family , I am so sorry to hear of Earlene passing. She was a sweet and loving person. I know there are no...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Pete schoenbrodt - Johns Island, SC

“Julie, Thinking of you and your family. May God Bless you all. ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: Carol Jones - Charleston, SC

“Julie and family, May God wrap his arms around your family for comfort and strength. Keep her memories close to your heart! ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: Cindy Goff - Charleston, SC

“The world is a little less joyful without Mrs. Graudin in it. Bethany Lutheran Church grew up with the Graudins and we have wonderful memories of...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Sally Frye - Alexandria, VA

“Pastor Graudin, Steve, Kevin,Julie ,Tracy and all of you in the family, please know how very heartbroken we at Calvary are for you. Earlene was such...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Jim and Dixie Roberts - SC

“We have lost a truly unique and beautiful caring friend, who was eternally positive for us and all our projects. My very deepest sympathies for the...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Emily Belliveau - Petaluma, CA

The night our book club was surprised by the author Dorothea Benton Frank! “This fun memory is one I will treasure forever. Our book club will never be the same without Earlene's sweet smile, her adorable wit, and her...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Libby Hromika - Charleston, SC

“Dear Family, Our sweet Earlene was a co-worker of mine when we worked together as secretaries at St. Andrew by-the-Sea United Methodist Church in...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Linda Boeke - Hilton Head, SC

“Julie and family you have my sincere sympathy. Your love one is in heaven with the Lord. I believe if tears could build a stairway to heaven and...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Jean Clark - Charleston, SC

“Julie,I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I can't imagine what your entire family is going through right now, Please know that...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Keith Riddle - Towson, MD

“Precious Graudin family, Mike and I will pray for you. Earlene was a great friend. We loved our monthly luncheons with her and John.She kept our...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“God bless you, Earlene. We will miss you and our lively discussions so much. Prayers and condolences to your family. ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: Jean Schubert - Isle of Palms, SC

“Earlene was one of the happiest people I know. She always had a positive outlook on everything. I have lost a good friend and will miss her greatly. ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Rosie Herman - Charleston, SC

“Such a sweet caring lady and friend. I will miss her. The world has lost a beautiful star but heaven has gained an angel! ”
30 of 32 | Posted by: Kane Parkman - Neighbor

“To know her was to love her, she will be dearly missed. Our deepest sympathy to you John and your family. Love, Gretchen & Jim Rockwell ”
31 of 32 | Posted by: Gretchen Rockwell - Charleston, SC

“Julie and family - my heartfelt sadness - please know that love and prayers are being sent to comfort you and the kids ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Rebecca Buffum - Summerville, SC


Earlene Moose Graudin, age 85, left this life for the one everlasting on November 16th 2017. Her graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Mount Olive Lutheran Church Cemetery, 2103 Mt. Olive Church Road, Newton, NC at 2:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 27, 2017 in Grace Lutheran Church, 1600 Trolley Road, Summerville, SC at 11:00 a.m. Local arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL and North Carolina Arrangements by BENNET FUNERAL HOME, Conover, NC.

Born on June 12th, 1932, Earlene grew up in Newton, North Carolina. She was the seventh of eight siblings, and her childhood was filled with music and farm work. Her exuberance for other people earned her the title of Homecoming Queen at Balls Creek School, where she was also class salutatorian. At age twenty Earlene met John-or Johnny, as she so affectionately called him. Their whirlwind romance turned into sixty-four years of marriage.

Earlene supported John throughout seminary and thrived in her role as a pastor's wife at Bethany Lutheran Church in Groveton, VA, Grace Lutheran Church in Summerville, SC, and Island Lutheran Church in Hilton Head Island, SC. Her nurturing skills were evident not only in these congregations, but also in the three children she raised. Earlene's time on this earth was well-marked by her love. For Christ, for Johnny, for her family, for everyone she met. Earlene never knew a stranger. One of her favorite activities was chewing the rag, hosting lively conversations at the kitchen table. Her ability to talk to anyone about anything made her a firecracker of friendliness.

She is mourned by family: her husband John Graudin, her children Steven (Tracy), Kevin (Theresa) and Julie, her sisters Rosie (Joe) Bolick of Newton, NC and Annie Belle (Richard) Vanzant of Florida, her brother Earle (Wilma) Moose of Newton, NC,and her grandchildren Ryan, Jacob, Emily, Lindsey, Adam, Riley, Alex and Ellie.

We await the hope of the resurrection. Soli Deo Gloria.