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Loretta Mae (Blanchard) Gruber

July 28, 1937 ~ September 24, 2021 (age 84)

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Loretta Mae Gruber of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Tecumseh,  passed away peacefully September 24, 2021 in Port Charlotte, Florida at the age of 84.  She was born on July 28, 1937 in Taylor, Michigan to George and Alma Blanchard.  She was married to Francis Gruber from September of 1966 until his death in 1999.  Loretta was engaged to Robert Miller prior to his death in 2014. In addition to being a mother and grandmother, Loretta worked hard as a farmer for many years and was employed at Tecumseh Products in Tecumseh and Essex Specialty/Dow Chemical Company in Hillsdale.  She is survived by her children, Robert Bable, Michael (Joy) Gruber, Mary (Brian) Vallieu, and Frank (Rose) Gruber; her sisters Evelyn Lang and Ruth O’Neill; along with 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Francis; fiancé, Robert Miller; sister, Marian;  sons, Dennis and Patrick and granddaughter, Megan. Donations in her memory can be made to the Jonesville District Library or Tecumseh United Methodist ChurchA Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Jonesville District Library
310 Church St #1087, Jonesville MI 49250

Tecumseh United Methodist Church
605 Bishop Reed Dr., Tecumseh MI 49286

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