Ernest (Ernie) Madison Gruber was born Oct. 18, 1919, on a farm outside Nehawka, to John and Maude (Miller) Gruber. He passed peacefully at the Louisville Care Center on Sept. 25, 2020, at the age of 100.
Ernie attended grammar school in Manley and high school in Weeping Water. He was in the Army during World War II.
Ernie married Arlene Gruber on May 23, 1948, and made their home in Louisville.
He worked at Ash Grove for many years before becoming a Union Steward & then as a Quarry Foreman before finally retiring after 39 years.
He attended United Methodist Church in Louisville, ushered for many years, joined the Methodist Men’s Group and was a Methodist Board Member. He enjoyed gardening, vacations and being with his family. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 353.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Terry (Jackie) Gruber, Loveland, Colo.; Rick (Marlene) Gruber, Louisville; Randy (Gina) Gruber, Kansas City, Kan. Grandchildren Travis Gruber, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Caleb Gruber, Denver, Colo.; Sheri (Shane) Meredith, Omaha; Nick Gruber (Tammy Palmer), Omaha. Great-grandchildren Alex and Victoria Gruber, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Adeline and Isaac Meredith, Prestin Palmer, Payton and Paisley Gruber, Omaha; sister-In-Law Mary Gartner of Syracuse, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by spouse Arlene (Gartner) Gruber, parents John & Maude Gruber, brothers Robert and John (Jiggs) Gruber; Sister Pauline Fredrickson; Brothers-in-law Robert (Dick) Fredrickson, Ralph, Randall and Alton (Hantz) Gartner; Sisters-in-law Viola Gartner, Averil Gartner, Lorene Gruber.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church or the VFW.
Funeral services were to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church 222 Walnut, Louisville, NE. Burial was to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Louisville.
Condolences may be left at fusselmanallenharvey. com
Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home, 413 Elm Street, Louisville, NE 68037 402-234-3985
Published on September 28, 2020