Werner S. Gruber

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Minn., for Werner S. Gruber, age 83, of Spring Hill. Werner passed away suddenly on May 27, 2019, at his home.  Reverend Marvin Enneking officiated. Burial took place in St. Michael’s Parish Cemetery.

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,  five 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.