LEWIS C. GRUBER, died on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in New Haven. Born July 11, 1932, near Wood burn, Ind., he was a son of Lee and Gladys Stevenson Gruber. He became a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne upon his return from serving in Japan in the U.S. Air Force, and retired from the city water filtration plant in 1994. He is survived by brother, Donald of Columbia City; sisters, Barbara DeFord of Hicksville, Sandra Hadley of Fort Wayne and Marie Byrd of Kalamazoo; daughters, Georgi (Bill) Schneider and Vesta (Greg) Mauch, both of Fort Wayne, and Peri (Mike) Craven of Florida; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Fuyo "Jo" Gruber; dear friend, Sandy Kaiser; son, Leon; and sister, Velma Bush. A private memorial service will be held at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home. www.klaehnfahl meltonfunerals.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 9, 2014