Garden Chapel

Mark Gruber

December 9, 2008

10:30 A.M. Friday, December 12, 2008
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

After 12:00 P.M., Thursday, December 11, 2008
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Family will be present
5:00-7:00 P.M., Thursday

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be given to:
American Cancer Society - Colon Cancer or
University of Iowa Children's Hospital

In Memory Of

Mark Gruber
Pella, Iowa
(Age 47)

March 17, 1961 - December 9, 2008

Mark Edgar Gruber was born to Daniel and Olganida Ziegler Gruber in Ames, Iowa on March 17, 1961.

He attended and graduated from North Mahaska with the class of 1979. He attended Iowa State University.

On May 22, 1987 he was united in marriage with Rhonda Tarr in Ottumwa, Iowa. They had three children: Jarrod, Ryan, and Lydia.

Mark was employed at Pella Corporation for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Pella Community Ambulance staff where he served as past-president of the board. He was also a member of the Knoxville Raceway Fire and Rescue team. Mark enjoyed the camping at the Iowa State Fair, his Harley Davidson motorcycle, his work at Pella Corp and with the ambulance crew, and restoring old Harley motorcycles. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rhonda; his children: Jarrod and Kim Myers of Pella, Iowa, Ryan Gruber of Madison, Wisconsin, and Lydia Gruber of Pella; his parents: Daniel and Olganida Gruber of New Sharon, Iowa; his parents-in-law: Ronald and Billie Tarr of Ottumwa, Iowa; his brother and sisters: Kris (Joe) Ferguson, Deidra (Troy) Haworth, John (Jenny) Gruber; five nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Edgar and Carrie Ziegler and Harvey and Katherine Gruber.

Mark will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend.

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