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Marian Gruber – Metz Mortuary

    Marian D. Gruber
    Marian D. Gruber, 92, of Lincoln, formerly York and rural Waco, Nebraska, passed away on September 17, 2018. She was born August 23, 1926, in rural York County to Paul E. and Anna (Richert) Alms.  She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church northeast of York.  Marian attended St. Paul’s Parochial School and was a 1944 graduate of Benedict High School. 
     
    She was united in marriage to Paul A. Gruber on February 20, 1949, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church northeast of York.  They farmed northeast of Thayer until 1987.  They were members of Zion Lutheran Church, Thayer.  Paul died August 28, 1987. 
     
    She is survived by daughters; LuAnn Gruber and Cheryl Gruber, both of Lincoln; son, Clark (Anna Teresa) Gruber, Waco; granddaughter, Courtney Gruber, Wolbach; step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvin (Jacque) Alms, Grand Island, Arthur Alms, Lincoln, Kenneth (Mary Lou) Alms, Florida, and Robert (Connie) Alms, Ohio; sister-in-law, Marie Alms, York; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Melvin (Joen) Gruber, LaVista; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, brothers, Edgar, Martin, Harold and LaVerne Alms, and sister, Hilda Gottula . 
     
    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York with the Reverend Ben Kaiser officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery near Thayer. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., with her family greeting friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to her family for later designation.

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