John J Gruber

December 3, 1938October 25, 2020

GRUBER, John J., 81, passed away on October 25, 2020. He was born December 3, 1938 to Charles and Carmella Gruber. John was the beloved husband of 48 years to Nellie Gruber. He was the loving father of 10, the proud grandfather of 23, great-grandfather of 10 and great-great-grandfather of 1. He is survived by his siblings: Judy (Buzz) Hemer and Charlene (the late Whitey) Lawrence. Preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers. He was a fond uncle and friend to many. John loved woodworking and gardening. Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo, IL 60152. For information call (815) 568-8131.


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Robert Gruber

November 2, 2020

Hey Dad, We didn't spend as much time together as a father and son should but there were some memories I'll never forget. The days we all spent hiking through the woods and going to Trailside Museum and then over to Brookfield Zoo are etched in my mind forever. When you let me go to work with you and prepare meals for the monkeys was classic especially because you let me cut class. A seven year old kid hiding out in the small mammal house kitchen was awesome. What I regret most of all is the fact that we talked about going fishing for almost 50 years and we just couldn't make the time. When we meet again, lets find a fishing hole where you , me and Rick can drop in a line. Love you forever. Your son Bobby.

Judy Hemer - Gruber

October 31, 2020

I'll never forget you. You were my big brother, my protector and the greatest of friends. You'll forever be in my heart and not forgotten. I'll close my eyes and see you in a field of flowers when I think of you and know you'll always be around me. The laughter you shared with me when we were young has made a permanent mark in my life. I will never forget. And, I'll remember never to say 'Good-bye'.

Barb (Gruber) Markovich

October 30, 2020

My deepest sympathy on your loss to all of John’s family. Nellie, I have wonderful memories of you and John stopping by and visiting with my mom, John’s Aunt Rosemary, she was so fond of you both. May he Rest In Peace.

Kathy Hoggatt Vodak

October 30, 2020

Dear Nellie and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. In my heart, he will always be a part of the fun group at parties. Rest in light, love and peace sweet Johnny.


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