Allen H.T. Gruen

Allen H.T. Gruen of Richfield passed away on Friday, March 9, 2007, after 88 years of life.

Allen was born on Dec. 8, 1918, to Gustave and Carolina (nee Bock) Gruen in Richfield.

He was raised on their family’s farm and helped greatly with the farming chores. On June 16, 1945, he married Elizabeth J. Neu. After marriage, the couple began a family of their own.

In addition to farming, Allen also enjoyed dedicating his time and energy to working at Mercury Marine for 21 years.

He was a member of the Richfield Historical Society.

Allen will be missed by his beloved wife of 61 years, Elizabeth J. (nee Neu) Gruen of Richfield; his children, Henry (Lynn) Gruen of Charlotte, N.C., Howard (Karen) Gruen of West Bend, Gerald Gruen of Richfield, and Ruth of Menomonee Falls; his three grandchildren, Erin Gruen of Charlotte, N.C., Michael (Nicole) Gruen of West Bend, and Malinda (Eric) Fryklund of West Bend; and two great-grandchildren, Braden and Brooke Gruen. He will also be missed by many relatives, and dear friends.

A funeral service to honor the life of Allen was Monday, March 12, 2007 in the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend. Visitation with family and friends was on Monday at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment was at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials are appreciated in lieu of flowers to Vitas Hospice 2675 N. Mayfair, Wauwatosa, WI 53226) or the Alzheimer’s Association (640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101).

The Gruen family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Vitas Hospice for their compassionate care given to Allen and his family, especially Susan Haas and staff.

Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend assisted the family.