She was born on Sept. 14, 1976, in Lincoln, Neb., to Curtis and Doris (Woods) Gierhan. She married Anthony Grotrian on July 20, 2013.
Carla was a homemaker. She coached volleyball at West Noble Schools and played volleyball at IPFW. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ligonier. She was a wonderful mother who enjoyed her family immensely. She was a Chicago Cubs and a Nebraska Husker Football fan.
She is survived by her husband; sons: Andrew ‘Drew’ Callander, at home; Liam Anthony Grotrian, who would have been born on Oct. 1; a step-son: Marshall Grotrian, Goshen, Ind.; her parents; a sister: Carmen Gierhan, Ligonier; a brother: Carl (Derek Ferguson) Gierhan, Indianapolis, Ind.; mother and father-in-laws: Mark and Diane Grotrian, of Millersburg, Ind.; brothers-In-law: Nathan (Jordan) Grotrian and Darrin (Rebecca) Grotrian; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. A funeral service in her honor will be at 10 a.m. Saturday Sept. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 W. Fourth St., Ligonier, with Reverend Dr. Phil Schamehorn officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family for her son, Drew’s, college fund.