Richard F. Gruber

WYOCENA  --  Richard F. Gruber, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena.

Richard was born on July 22, 1934 in Dodge County, the son of Fred and Hilda (Elighter) Gruber.  He served his country in the United States Army.  Richard married Betty Schultz on February 26, 2015, in Pardeeville.  He worked for Gale Hill at Hill Chevrolet in Portage, and retired from Trecek Automotive in 1994.  He was an avid NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Gruber, of Wyocena, his son, Karl (Diane) Gruber, of Portage; his granddaughters, Ashley Gruber, of Alaska and Melinda Gruber; his grandsons, Kyle Gruber and Allan Decker; his sister, Bernice (Ronald) Slauson, of Madison, other relatives and many friends.  Dick was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Kirt Gruber, and his daughter, Denise Gruber.

Private family services will be held. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family. 


Why Worry About Tomorrow?

Why worry about tomorrow
And the rising of the sun,
Or anguish over past mistakes
That cannot be undone?
Why waste life’s precious moments
On things that bruise the heart
When today is ours to fashion
Into a work of art?
Today comes but once, my friend,
It never can return –
So use it wisely while you can,
There’s a lesson you may learn.
Let history record the past
And tomorrow come what may.
Be content to do your best
With what you have today!

                             Clay Harrison







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