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Werner S. Gruber – Obituary

Name: Werner S. Gruber

Age: 83

Born: 07-05-1935

Died: 05-27-2019

St. Michael's Catholic Church, Spring Hill, Minnesota

St. Michael's Catholic Church, Spring Hill, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill for Werner S. Gruber, age 83, of Spring Hill.  Werner passed away suddenly on May 27, 2019 at his home.  Reverend Marvin Enneking will officiate.  Burial will take place in the St. Michael’s Parish Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday (TODAY) and after 9 a.m. on Thursday both are at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill.  Parish Prayers will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at church.
Werner was born July 5, 1935 in Paynesville, to Frank and Freda (Nietfeld) Gruber.  He married Marilyn Schlangen on April 7, 1958 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond.  Together they farmed in Spring Hill.  Werner was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church where he was trustee for 17 years, St. Michael’s Men’s Society and Catholic United Financial. During his retirement years, he was well known for greeting and helping families with the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home.
Werner will be remembered for his love of the land and conservation farming.  As an avid competitive plowman, he was able to travel the world.     
Werner is survived by his wife Marilyn, children Lila (Joe) Klein of Richmond, Henry (Karen) Gruber of St. Cloud, Glenna (Steve) Soenneker of Clear Lake, Gary (Lori) Gruber of Alexandria, Marina (Keith) Ostendorf of Savage, Gene (Eva) Gruber of Richmond, Bob (Shelly) Gruber of Becker and Conrad (Sandra) Gruber of Spring Hill, 25 grandchildren,  5 great grandchildren and sisters Agnes Kleve of Farmington and Lorraine Evans of Alaska. 
Preceding Werner in death were his parents, infant son John, sister Mary Ann Roering, infant sister Rose and brothers-in-law Gerald Kleve and Alfred Roering.
Memorials are preferred.

Guestbook for Werner S. Gruber

Kimberly Roering
, Great-Niece
June 3, 2019, 9:23 pm
My deepest sympathies to Marilyn and family. My most vivid memories of Werner are from my childhood during family gatherings at Great-Aunt Agnes's home. Us kids would be playing outside (often rolling down the big hill) and the adults would be standing around visiting. I can still hear his hearty laugh and see his glowing smile as he talked with the other men outside. I am thankful to have known him and for the joy he shared with all lucky enough to have met him. Hugs!
Chuck & Tiff Koshiol, Zap Leather & Cycle
, friends
May 30, 2019, 4:30 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Werner was a great guy. Always positive and pleasant. We had some great times with him at our stores. May the love of your friends and family bring you comfort.
Hans and Willemien Spieker
May 29, 2019, 4:16 pm
Our sincere condoleances to the whole family.
Steve Notch
May 29, 2019, 3:05 am
Your family has my deepest sympathy at this time of loss. I got to know Werner when Conrad had the high bid for rock pickers 2 years in a row at the SJSA School Fundraiser. He drove the tractor and kept us entertained while we were picking rocks. Thanks for the memories.
, cousin to the ??? degree
May 29, 2019, 2:09 am
Oh my goodness. I am so blessed to have had a nice little chat with him on the Sunday in March at the Gruber band performance in Spring Hill. He was always a happy man with smiles and laughter in each conversation. Blessings of peace and love to the whole family. Hang on to your beautiful memories.
Jan Wymer
, Ploughing Fraternity
May 28, 2019, 11:04 pm
My sincerest condolences to Marilyn & family. Happy memories of being in Iowa with my late husband Norman and many other places in the world. I remember Werner for his happy cheerful greetings whenever we met good fun to be around. So sad he wont be there for the World Ploughing final in Lake of the Woods but he will be ther in spirit. RIP. Werner
Julie Boswell
, Friend
May 28, 2019, 10:49 pm
Our deepest thoughts, prayers, and sympathies from our family to yours. My Dad Richard Boswell met Werner through the world ploughing matches so many years ago. Dad regarded him as a true friend! Julie Boswell
Werner Gruber
, friend
May 28, 2019, 10:13 pm
My sympathy to Marilyn & the entire family . God called a wonderful man home. May he rest in Peace Ronny Kunstleben & Family

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