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Gruber, Erwin C. 1903-1977


Posted By: Errin Wilker
Date: 11/17/2016 at 20:05:41

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. at Burke-Thornburg Funeral Home, Lansing, for Erwin C. Gruber, who died Aug. 5,a t Thornton Manor is Lansing.

He had been in failing health since suffering a stroke since 1965.

He was born Oct. 23, 1903, in Lansing, the son of Charles and Dorothea (Meyer) Gruber. He married Cecelia Wagner, and she preceded him in death in 1952. They farmed on Gruber Ridge for many years.

He married Laura (Sadler) Withee in 1962. She survives him. Also surviving are three sons, William and Thomas Gruber of Cedar Rapids, and John Gruber of Lansing; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Mefferd of Marion, Ia.; a stepson, Donald Withee of Neponset, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Verna Swanson of Marion; and four grandchildren.

Rev. Robert Levenhagen officiated at the services. Interment was in Gethsemane Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Strub, James Gruber, John Scholtes, Robert Reed, Cletus C. McKee and Edwin Walleser.

Source: Newspaper Clipping, Hand-Dated 1977.


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