Denise D. Gruber

PORTAGE  --  Denise D. Gruber, age 55, of Portage, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at her home.

Denise was born on April 30, 1960 in Portage, the daughter of Richard and Betty (Schultz) Gruber.  She was a graduate of Portage High School.  Denise had previously worked at McDonald’s and Avon. 

She is survived by her daughter, Ashley Gruber, Alaska;  her parents, Dick and Betty Gruber;  her brother, Karl (Diane) Gruber, Portage;  her niece, Melinda;  her nephews, Kyle Gruber and Allan Decker;  other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Hilda Wendlick, and her brother, Kirt Gruber.

Private family inurment services will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery.  The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.

Safely Home
I am home in heaven dear ones,
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed,
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still,
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s will
When that work is all completed.
He will gently call you home
Oh, the rapture of that meeting
Oh, the joy to see you come!
All the pain and grief is over,
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.



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