LaVONA I. (DETTMER) GRUBER

 LaVONA I. (DETTMER) GRUBER
 LaVona I. (Dettmer) Gruber, 81 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia. She was born in Kensington on February 6, 1932, to John and Barbara (Miller) Dettmer. LaVona graduated from Kensington High School in 1949. She married Melvin “Mel” Gruber on July 24, 1949 in Kensington. Mel and LaVona moved to Concordia in the 1950’s. LaVona retired from UMB in 1996 after more than 20 years as a bank teller. She was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church.
 LaVona is survived by her daughter, Cindy Buer and husband Kirby of Scandia; son, Greg Gruber and wife Nancy of Phillipsburg; grandchildren, Braden Buer and wife Jennie, Megan Buer, Angela Rose and husband Van, Nicole Sedelmeier and husband Kent, Karinda Craney, Brittani Gruber; two stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six  great-stepgrandchildren; sister, Eulonda Hagman of Kensington, sister-in-law, Mildred Dettmer of Kensington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mel on February 7, 2011; daughter, Linda Adkins; two brothers, Alvin Dettmer, Wilbur “Bill” Dettmer; sister-in-law, Blanche Dettmer; and brother-in-law, Eugene Hagman.
 Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in the Concordia Lutheran Church in Concordia with the Rev. David Strommen officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Kensington. Closed casket visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, with family greeting friends from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to the Concordia Lutheran Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kensington, and Meadowlark Hospice, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.

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