Arthur W. Gruener

July 1, 1938June 1, 2018
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GRUENER, Arthur W., age 79, of Auburn Hills, Michigan, passed away June 1st, 2018. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 1, 1938. Arthur graduated from Rochester High School and served in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Fort Hood Texas. He was married to Renee C. St. Dennis. Arthur, along with his father, Albert and brother, Albert F. Gruener, owned and operated the Rochester Packing Company for 36 years. He was a member of the Sky-Masters and Romeo Sky-Hawks R.C. Clubs and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Arthur had a passion for planes, model building and carpentry. He was a skilled man of all trades. Arthur is survived by his wife, Renee C. St. Dennis-Gruener; his children, Carl E. Gruener and Kimberly (Scott) Blomberg; his grandchildren, Olivia Gruener, Brooke Blomberg, Jack Blomberg, Elly Blomberg and Maggie Blomberg; and his nephew, Kurt (Dolores) Gruener. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 11 AM-2 PM at Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Rd., Auburn Hills, MI. A Private Interment will be held at a later date at White Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Art’s tribute fund. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit


  • Renee C. St. Dennis-Gruener, Wife
  • Carl E. Gruener, Son
  • Kimberly (Scott) Blomberg, Daughter
  • Olivia Gruener, Granddaughter
  • Brooke Blomberg, Granddaughter
  • Jack Blomberg, Grandson
  • Elly Blomberg, Granddaughter
  • Maggie Blomberg, Granddaughter
  • Albert Gruener, Father
  • Olga (nee Schroeder) Gruener, Mother
  • Kurt (Dolores) Gruener, Nephew

  • Art's Tribute Fund


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 16, 2018

Arthur W. Gruener

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Anne Pennisi

June 15, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family at this time. May you be blessed with wonderful memories and special times. May God grant you inner peace and strength at this time. Sincerely, Anne Pennisi

Bill and Lin

June 12, 2018

We are sending deepest sympathy and a lot of love to Renee, Carl and Kim and all of the family. We share your sadness and sense of loss.

It was hard for us to come up with just one memory after 54 years of friendship! We had so many good times through the years: bowling and the bowling banquets; breakfast at 2 a.m.; going out to local eateries and hanging out at that bar where we liked the singer; following each other around the back streets of Rochester on a wild goose chase; the forever-infamous 4th of July water fight; the Floatable Boatable; the Woodward Cruise; our sports cars; and our many trips: to the SCCA races, to the UP, to Toronto, to Key West; fun times at the cottages.

We always said the four of us would be together in our rocking chairs in our 90s. We'll save a rocking chair for Art, because he'll always be with us in spirit.

Much Love,
Bill & Lin

harvey Green

June 10, 2018

Art will be missed, he had a sweet nature, refreshing. He always had a smile and a kind word too. He loved music came alive as it played, his hands were his tools, his talents were noted and his joys were many. Rest in Peace my friend, so sorry for your loss Renee and family. Our heartfelt sympathy from, Harvey Green and family

Denise St Dennis

June 7, 2018

Art was a special soul. He loved life, dancing and music. My favorite memories include his polka dancing with Renee. They were so good together.
A caring man, he cared for others.
A talented man who worked with his hands, and played the Accordion.
We will miss you Art.

Suzy and Dick Margsh

June 5, 2018

Renee and family we are so sorry for your loss. It is always such a shock even when we know the end is near. Take care of yourself Renee and give yourself time. God's Blessings to you all.

Tracy Bush

June 5, 2018

Dear Carl and family,
I'm so deeply sorry for the loss of your father, husband, grandpa, uncle or friend.
I worked with Carl for many years and have heard many beautiful stories about Arthur. I'm privileged to have known him thru Carl's eyes.
May he be at peace now.
Prayers and thoughts are with you my friend,