Dana C. Gruber, age 66 of Prairie City, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Pella Regional Health Center. Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:00 am at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. The family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 am on Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The son of Clarence Ralph and Frances Marie (Williams) Gruber, Dana was born on June 19, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa. On May 20, 1978, he was united in marriage to Shirley Stravers. Dana worked as a carpenter retiring 4 years ago. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, hosting clay shoot outs for several years for friends and family and loved Westerns. Dana wasn't a guy with a lot of words, but was one with a big heart and always there with a helping hand.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Shirley; a daughter, Brenda (John) Lillard; a son, Danny (Shelby) Gruber; four grandchildren, Stone, Titan, Ivy and Sylus; two sisters, Gladys (Dennis) Kadner and Paulette Weir and a brother, Chris Gruber. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Silas and Mitch.
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Prairie City, IA 50228
Prairie City, IA 50228
Rest in peace Bacon
so sorry to hear of the loss of Dana..hard working & family man that I always looked up to...my condolences to Shirely & all family....Great guy & I will always remember him
You are in my thoughts.Stairway To The Heavens was purchased for the family of Dana C. Gruber by Tribute Store.
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys.In Paradise was purchased for the family of Dana C. Gruber by Tribute Store.
Gladys and family,
We are very sorry for your loss.
We are so sorry for your loss. My greatest memory with Dana was clay pigeon shooting and drinking BMs. He will truly be missed. Sending lots of love.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Dana C. Gruber by Erin and Jed Flanders.
We loved this man like a brother. It is a great loss
We are so sorry for your loss! Sending our prayers and love.Simple Sorrows was purchased for the family of Dana C. Gruber by Tribute Store.
So sorry for your loss Shirley and your family! Thoughts and prayers for you all.
Shirley and family,
I was so sorry to see that Dana had passed away. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Brenda, wrapping you in love and all my love and comfort.Umbrella Plant was purchased for the family of Dana C. Gruber by Tribute Store.
We love you guys!! The OConnersButterfly Garden was purchased for the family of Dana C. Gruber by Tribute Store.
So sorry for your loss. So many memories in good old Runnells. Prayers for strength for all of you