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Marie A Gruber

Marie A Gruber

Marie A Gruber, age 93 of Durand, died Monday, December 25, 2023 at Hillview Senior Living in Mondovi.

Marie was born on November 28, 1930 at home in the Town of Canton, rural Durand. She was the daughter of John and Rose (Brion) Anibas. Marie grew up in Eau Galle, attended St. Henry’s School and graduated from Durand High School in 1948. After high school, Marie worked for McMahon Motors. Marie married William J. “Bill” Gruber on May 4, 1953 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle. After marriage, Marie and Bill farmed and raised their family on the Gruber home farm in Canton. Marie was the secretary/treasurer for the Tarrant Creamery for many years. In 2015, Marie and Bill moved to Hillview Senior Living in Mondovi. Marie enjoyed doing puzzles and crafts there as well as cooking and baking. They named the kitchen after Marie for the time she spent in the kitchen.

Marie enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafts. She also enjoyed playing cards especially, Cribbage, Pfieffer and Euchre. In later years, Marie and Bill enjoyed traveling with friends and there was usually a casino on the route. Most of all, Marie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marie is survived by her children Dale (Laurel) of Durand, Diane (Gordy) Erickson of Prescott, Doug (Donna) of Durand and Doris (Ron) Domeier of Owatonna, MN, eight grandchildren; Jody (Jake) Fedie, Tom Gruber, Carrie (Josh) Larson, Kayla (Jon) Bergman, Kristin Erickson, Justin Gruber, Carissa Domeier and Ryan Domeier, 10 great grandchildren, one sister Iva Knudtson, sister-in-law Rilla Anibas, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill, siblings Emma (Earl) Brownell, Lorin (Sally) Anibas, Ray Anibas and John Anibas Jr and brother-in-law DeWayne Knudtson.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand with Rev. John Zweber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Annette Poeschel

    Sending condolences to family for your loss.
    The hardest part of aging is losing our loved ones! Blessings for 93 years of life.
    Blessings to all! Annette Anibas Poeschel

  2. Dennis A Olson

    My sympathies on behalf of myself and my late mother who passed on Thanksgiving Day, Lavina (Gruber) Olson.

  3. Paula Smith

    Family of Marie Gruber I'm truly sorry for your loss and I hope your memories last a lifetime

  4. Sharon Pratt (Risler)

    Hello to the family of Marie. Although you do not know me I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy and respect during this time. I knew Marie quite well from the assisted living and church. They were some of the first to live there besides my father, Arnold Risler, who passed 2 years ago. They were great friends and basically dinner table family. Marie was always a treasure to visit with. We enjoyed our visits so much. Our love during this time.

  5. Lugene & Richard Martin

    Our condolences and prayers to the Gruber family.

  6. Mike and Holly Doverspike

    To the family of Marie Gruber,

    Holly and I are sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our prayers are with all of you.

    Mike and Holly

  7. Rosanne & Chuck Reckin

    Prayers and sympathy to all of Marie's family.

  8. Jessica Kummer

    RIP Marie. I will miss u. It was nice knowing u from when I worked at the American Lutheran Homes. U were a wonderful lady and you will be missed dearly. Now u can rest peacefully with Bill.

  9. John and Judy Parr

    our prayers are with you

  10. David John Knudtson

    Heaven is one lucky place today. I hope they have a big enough kitchen for her. She put a lot of good into all the people she helped raise including me. I am blessed to have had her in my life and miss her dearly. Take care of her in heaven. Until we meet again. I love you Aunt Marie.

  11. Larry and Carol Prissel

    Our Heart good out to the Family. She was a wonderful Lady. God Bless

  12. Gary and Judi Bauer

    Our sympathy to the Marie Gruber families keeping you in our prayers

  13. Charlene Henderson

    May your hearts mend as you take comfort in those precious happy memories of your Mother.
    Sending our deepest sympathy and friendship.

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