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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Mary L. Gruettert

February 5, 1936November 28, 2019

Mary Lou Gruettert, 83, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019. She was born on February 5, 1936, the daughter of Lawrence J. and Helen (Lindeman) Blaising. On August 12, 1961 she married Carl F. Gruettert.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked as a secretary for National Mill. She was also a self-employed seamstress for many years and did alterations for Savoy Dress Shop.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Carl "Fred" Gruettert of Fort Wayne, IN; two sons, Michael L. (Michelle) Gruettert of Columbia City, IN and Robert H. (Diana) Gruettert of Fort Wayne, IN; granchildren, Clinton Gruettert; Katie (Frank) Reed; Jeffrey (Taylor) Gruettert; Alivia (Lane) Michel; Audrey (Andy) Jacquay; Cassie (Nick) Bowe; great-grandchildren, Finley and Hadley Reed.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Arcola, 12305 Arcola Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Burial will follow in the St. Patrick's Arcola Cemetery in Fort Wayne, IN. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Online guest book at www.domccombandsons.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Arcola Fire Department
  • St. Patrick's Arcola Rosary Society

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Final Resting Place Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Steve Rank

November 29, 2019

I remember in elementary school going to the family farm for a tour. Mrs. Gruetter was so very nice to us! My condolences to Mike and the rest of the family.

Jean Blanton

November 29, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to your families for the great loss of Marylou. She is now at peace with our Lord and will suffer no more.
Frank and Jean Blanton

Amy Harris (Wilhelm)

November 29, 2019

Mike & Bob I have no words that could express how OH so sorry I am for your loss. Even more so during holidays. I have many amazing memories of your mom as we were growing up.
Between Fire Dept. ,
St. Pats. church & of course the community. One of the things I remember most about your mom is I could be out in the bright sunlight not able see anybody. But I always knew her voice ànd laugh . I always knew it was Mary Lou who I heard from a distance. I always knew that I could go to her and be safe when I was in a sea of people who I wasn't sure of and I couldn't find my mom. She would always speak to me she' was always a woman of PURE LOVE!!! She was there cheering me on at Arcola Days when I played the piano in the Arcola Days talent show..
Heaven has gained another Angel!!!! She's up there with many DEAR ladies including my Mom. They're all dancing and singing and praising the Lord together like they did at St. Pat's. ONLY BETTER!!!

God be with you and your family this day and give you comfort and peace each moment as you go through a season of change and sorrow.

May the sun shine upon your face! May the wind be at your back! And may you walk in peace and in harmony with the Lord in Jesus Name! Amen

Always your friend, Amy Harris (Wilhelm)

Katie Reed

November 29, 2019

Grandma, you were the best. No one can ever replace the love for you I have in my heart. I know I have one heck of a guardian angel looking after me. Thank you for all of the memories and all of the lessons you taught me about life. Your memory will never fade. I love you forever.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY