Norman C. Gruber, 84
March 2, 1931 -- May 4, 2015

Norman C. Gruber, age 84, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015. He was born on March 2, 1931, in Knowles, to Leo and Emma (nee Haller) Gruber. He graduated from Mayville High School Class of ’49. He married Shirley (nee Giese) on Jan. 5, 1957, at St. Andrew’s Parish in LeRoy. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict. Norman was employed at Gehl Co. as a tool and die Maker from 1954-96. He enjoyed working in the woodworking shop at Cedar Community, making custom wooden pen and pencil sets.

Norman is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; children, Mark (Rose Oberle), Kaye, Craig (Denise) and Michael (Michelle); grandchildren, Kevin, Matthew (Stephanie) and Andrew (Katie) Gruber, Jeffery (Lisa) and Gregory Emmer, Jacqueline, Samantha (fiance Vince Morales) and Alex Gruber; great-grandchildren, Devin, Maustin, Madden and Kendal Gruber; sisters, Anita Clark and Jane Gruber; brother-in-law, Ralph (Faye) Giese; and sisters-in-law, Verona Hartwig, Margaret Schultz, Marian Giese, Dorthy Krueger, Janet (Ronald) Coulter and Bonnie Okon. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; parentsin- law, Elmer and Adela Giese; and great-granddaughter, Madison Gruber.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at noon at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend) with the Rev. Enrique Hernandez presiding. The visitation will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015, at the church from 5-7 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 9 from 10-11:45 a.m. Interment will take place on Monday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at Ledgeview Cemetery in Fond du Lac.

The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Rossi and his team and staff at Froedtert Hospital and the staff at Zilber Hospice for their compassionate care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at