Obit: Gruber, Kay Ann (1960 - 2011)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Gruber, Anderson, Miller, Germann, Graves, Buchsteiner, Lee, Bleecker, Williams, Koplein, Laufenberg, Anderson-Bauer


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 19, 2011


Gruber, Kay Ann (23 May 1960 - 16 October 2011


Kay Gruber, 51, of Neillsville died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in the emergency room at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.


Kay Ann Gruber was born May 23, 1960, in Neillsville, the daughter of Harley and Helen (Anderson) Miller. She attended school in Neillsville and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1978.  She was united in marriage to Chris Gruber Oct. 10, 1987, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville.  Kay worked as a housewife most of her life, caring for and raising her family.  She also worked at Leeson Electric from 1999 to 2005.


In her spare time, Kay enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and sewing.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and she especially loved spending time with her family.


She is survived by her husband, Chris; three children, Kayla (Mike Germann) Graves of Eleva, Kyle Gruber of Neillsville and Kenny Gruber of Neillsville; one granddaughter, Sophia; and her mother Helen Miller of Neillsville. Kay is also survived by a brother, Rick (Kay) Buchsteiner of Neillsville; and five sisters, Kathleen (Waymond) Lee of Jacksonville, FL; Karen Bleecker of Huntsville, AL, Koreen Williams of Neillsville, Karla (John) Koplein of Sherry and Kimberly (Chris) Laufenberg of Alma Center.


She was preceded in death by a son, Kurt Graves; her father, Harley Miller; and two brothers, Kenneth and Charles Miller.


A memorial service for Kay will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.  Pastor Judith Anderson-Bauer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home.


Online condolences may be made at


The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Kay’s family with funeral arrangements.



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