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Andersen Gruhlkey

May 3, 1994 — May 5, 2019

Andersen Gruhlkey

Andersen Macauley Gruhlkey, 25, of Levelland passed from this life on May 5, 2019 in Denton, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Krestridge Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock. Interment will be in the Palo Duro Cemetery at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Wildorado, Texas.

He was born May 3, 1994 in Amarillo to Jim and Melanie Gruhlkey. He was a fun-loving, kind, compassionate and old soul that met everyone with a firm handshake and a smile on his face. He loved life, loved his friends and most of all loved his family. He was an avid sports fan but loved the University of Texas, Duke, and above all the Texas Rangers. He would attend 20-30 Ranger games a year and knew the statistics of every player. His favorite past time was talking sports.

Andersen was born with a severe heart condition and endured three open heart surgeries and multiple other surgeries. He never let that deter him from living a full life and overcoming adversity. He graduated from Whiteface High School in 2013 and continued his education at South Plains College. After graduating SPC in 2016, he was attending West Texas A&M as an online student. He was pursuing a Business degree. He was currently employed at Aim Bank in Levelland. Andersen was a member of The Heights Fellowship.

He and his family used his disability as a ministry and saw multiple GOD MOMENTS that allowed others to be blessed. Andersen touched many lives in his short life. He volunteered at University Medical Center and was an honorary member of the Senior Adults at Southcrest Baptist Church. He attended game night regularly and made his presence count.

Andersen was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roger and Janice Gruhlkey.

Left to treasure his memory are his parents, Jim and Melanie Gruhlkey; sister Alexandria Kuehler and brother-in-law Anthony; grandparents, Jerry and Bertie Treadaway; uncles and aunts, Bill and Timma Gruhlkey and Scott and Yvette Treadaway; cousins, Braden and Lauren Gruhlkey, Brittan and Michelle Gruhlkey, Cameron and Kaylee Gruhlkey, and Ayden and Alec Treadaway; along with numerous family members, friend, and teachers.

The family is asking that you wear sports attire to his Celebration of Life service. Andersen cheered for a lot of teams and would want you to wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt.

Andersen's Celebration of Life service will be live streamed at

The family asks you to continue Andersen's legacy of spreading love, joy and kindness to all you encounter. He was a perfect example of that kind of life.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking you to donate to the SPC Foundation in Memory of Andersen Gruhlkey, Attention: Julie Gerstenberger, 1401 S. College, Levelland, Texas 79336.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home in Levelland. (806) 897-1111

Visitation Schedule

Krestridge Funeral Home
505 Austin Street
Levelland, TX  79336
Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Service Schedule

Celebration of Life Service
Southcrest Baptist Church
3801 S. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX  79423
Friday, May 10, 2019
2:00 pm
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Service Schedule

Palo Duro Cemetery
Wildorado, TX  79098
Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:00 am

Memorial Contributions

SPC Foundation in Memory of Andersen Gruhlkey
% SPC Foundation Attn: Julie Gerstenberger 1401 S. College
Levelland, TX 79336
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