Kenneth J. Gruber died Nov. 20, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction of brain cancer. He was 46.
He was born Oct 1, 1966, to Albert "Jerry" and Elaine (Sedlacek) Gruber. He graduated from Machebeuf High School in Denver and with honors from Mesa State College in Grand Junction with a bachelor's degree in mass communications.
In 1991 he married Dani Lemoine.
Mr. Gruber was a property manager and also worked for SoftShell, a chemical software company which later sold to Bio-Rad Laboratories. He telecommuted from Hotchkiss as an e-business analyst until 2011.
He enjoyed refereeing basketball games, and was a voluneer for the Leroux Creek Area Planning Committee which he chaired for several years.
Mr. Gruber is survived by his wife of 21 years, Dani of Hotchkiss; two children, Heidi Gruber of Grand Junction and Ben Gruber of Rangely; sisters, Linda Daniel and her husband Bruce of Durango, Christy Dillard and her husband Chip of Harrison, Ark., Nancy Meier and her husband Skip of Castle Rock; brothers, Dave Gruber and his wife Lala of Bailey, Joe Gruber and his wife Stephanie of Evergreen, Tom Gruber and his wife Janet of Littleton, Steve Gruber and his wife Jenna of Carlsbad, Calif., and Marty Gruber and his wife Ashley of Windsor; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Cathey Gruber.
At his request, a memorial fund has been established for the education of his children. Contributions may be made to the Gruber Memorial College Fund, c/o First State Bank of Hotchkiss, P.O. Box 38, Hotchkiss, CO 81419.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction with a reception following at Naggy McGee's Irish Pub in downtown Grand Junction.blog comments powered by Disqus