Robert Earl Gruhn
- May 28, 1939 - July 11, 2012
- Marshall, Michigan
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“Linda ~ My thoughts are prayers are with you. You were a wonderful wife to Bob and he was a wonderful husband. You gave him a life filled with love...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Debra McDonald - Merrimack, NH
“To Linda and my cousins So Sorry to hear about the loss of a loving husband/ also a loving dad.
2 of 9 | Posted by: Brenda Gruhn - Franklin, MA
“Dear Linda and both your and Bobby's precious children, My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. Bobby was such a blessing from God...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jean and Buzz Gruhn - Ocala, FL
“Our prayers are with you as you say good-by to husband and father Bob. Sorry we couldn't be with you in person. May the Lord be with you and keep...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Margery Lembke - Spring Lake, MI
“Linda Dad and i are very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mike&Jay Lee - Marshall, MI
“Denise & Dave; Ashley, Larry & Jade, we are so very sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you through this time. All our love, Aunt Verna &...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Chris & Verna Meneguzzo - MI
“We will miss you Bob...you & Linda were always so friendly anywhere I saw yous. Rest in Peace.
7 of 9 | Posted by: Judi Saari - Marshall, MI
“Denise & Ashley, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you both and your whole family in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ben, Debbie & Andrea
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ben & Debbie Shepherd - Marshall, MI
“With our deepest condolences we are sorry of Bob's passing and will remember him always. God bless and watch over his family in time of need.
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ronald Brown & Lois Osterhouse - MI
Robert Earl Gruhn, age 73, of Marshall died Wednesday evening July 11, 2012 at his home. Mr. Gruhn was born on May 28, 1939 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Erwin E. and Florence (Coleman) Gruhn. He had been a resident of the Marshall area since 1971 moving here from Battle Creek. Robert was a graduate of Rindge Technical High School, the class of 1957. From 1960 thru 1964, he served in the United States Air Force. Robert had been employed as a Maintenance Man at the Binder Park Golf Course for the City of Battle Creek. He retired in 2001 after 31 years of service. On July 11, 2008, he married the former Linda J. Smith Carro in Battle Creek. Mr. Gruhn was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Marshall, the American Legion Post #298 and the Rindge Alumni Association of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Martha (Daryl) Hitchings of Grand Rapids, Patricia (Roger) Austin of Hopkins, Kim (Chris) Hilton of Belding, Dawn (Dennis) Reynolds of Lansing, and Denise (Dave) Petch of Hermitage, TN; son Lance Gruhn of Allegan; step-sons, William Carro of Avon Park, FL, Jonathan Carro of Avon Park, FL and Glenn Gray of Summerset, Mass; 22 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Yagow of St. Elmo, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Louise Courtney; and brothers, Paul and Erwin Gruhn. The family will meet with friends on Wednesday from 11 AM to 12 PM at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marshall. A funeral service to celebrate the gift of his life will be held 12 PM Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the funeral home with Reverend Roger James officiating. Interment will follow in Ft. Custer National Cemetery at 2 PM. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Marshall Youth Bowling Association or to the American Cancer Society. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. To leave a personal message and sign the online guest book, please visit www.kempffuneralhome.com...